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Allysum or Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’

If your looking for a pink carpet in your garden or a punch of color in your border or rock garden this is an easy to grow plant that flowers for a long time.

Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’ is an annual. It is part of the Brassicaceae family of plants. Other names for this plant include Allysum maritimum, Allysum odoratum, Clypeola maritima, or Koniga maritima. Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’ is a hybrid but Lobularia maritima is native to Macaronesia. There are many cultivars of Sweet Allysum now in shades of white, pink, and purple.

Alyssum or Lobularia maritima

It is commonly called Allysum or Sweet Allysum. It is matt-forming and spreading plant. It grows to about 6in or 15cm tall. It has grayish-green, lance-shaped leaves. But once it flowers it is hard to see the leaves. The flowers are tiny and four-petaled in shades of pink. They are lightly fragrant.

Pink, Sweet Alyssum

How to grow Sweet Allysum or Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’:

Grow Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’ in full sun. It will tolerate partial shade, but it is at its best in the sun except in very hot climates afternoon shade will help. Plant in average medium moisture, well-drained soil. It will tolerate dryish soil.

Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’ is very easy to grow from seed. You can sow the seeds few weeks after frost. If they finish flowering early trim back halfway and they will grow back and flower. Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Pink’ is disease-free and pest-free.

Lobularia maritima

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