Description For Alyssum (200 Seeds)
How to grow Alyssum from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Alyssum is a low growing, spreading plant with narrow grey foliage. The fragrant plant branches freely, and each branch ends in a spike of honey-scented white flowers. When in the flowering stage, the small plant looks like a floral carpet.
Sweet Alyssum has a variety of uses. It is best suited for beds, borders, window boxes, and hanging baskets. It is suitable for covering open spaces under blooming bulbs, as edges in Rose beds, or under flowering shrubs. Plant it to add beauty to the rockeries, paved gardens, and dry walls.
Botanical Name: Alyssum maritimum
Common Name: Sweet Alyssum
Plant Origin: Europe and West Asia
Propagation Method: Direct seed sowing
Flowering/ Growing Season: Ideally winter, also throughout the year in milder climates
Sunlight Requirement: Full sunlight (6-8 hours) or partial sunlight (3-4 hours)
Plant Height: 10-15 cm
Growing Method of Alyssum Plant:
Planting Distance: To have a mass effect, plant 15 to 30 cm apart.
Watering: Daily light watering is needed for first few weeks of seedling growth and potted plants. Outdoor beds can be watered once a week by flood irrigation.
Feeding: Fresh compost should be added to soil at the time of planting. Liquid cow dung manure is given every 15 days along with vermicompost.
Plant care: Spray fungicides on young seedlings to avoid ‘damping off’.
Bloom time: The plant's flower within six weeks after seed sowing.
Deadheading: Remove fading flowers, to obtain the second flush of blooms.
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||25 cm x 25 cm|
|Germination Time||Germination will take place in 3 - 5 days from sowing|
|Fertilizer||Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g Per Plant. Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g Per Plant.|
|Packing Weight||Under 10 g|
|Packing Height||15 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|
|Packing Depth||1 cm|
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