Alyssum


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Location

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IV-VI, small cruciferous flowers, bright yellow, fragrant Height: A. montanum 10 - 20 cm A. saxatile 20 - 40 cm Leaf: gray-green, tomentose Hair Growth: low to bushy upright; forms pillow-shaped upholstery

kind

Alyssum montanum 'Berggold', golden yellow flower
Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum' (rock-weed), golden yellow, fragrant with honey
Alyssum saxatile: 'Citrinum' (lemon yellow, 30 cm), 'Compactum' (pure yellow, 20 cm), 'Plenum' (yellow, filled, 25 cm)
Alyssum serpyllifolium (small-leaved rock herb), blossom light yellow

ground

Dry to fresh, calcareous, sandy-humus, loamy soil, good drainage

sowing

Sow from March, cuttings in early summer

maintenance

Cut back after flowering to keep the plants compact and shapely, easy fertilization prevents internal blanching, severely cut down floriferous specimens in autumn. Tip: Too much fertilizer promotes growth of the shoots at the expense of flowering, older specimens can be poorly transplanted because of the deep taproot. Stone weed is an important nutritive plant for bees in spring.

neighborhood

Rock garden, dry stone walls, rubble bed, trough planting, bordering of borders Partners: Blue cushions, carpet phlox, red tulips, gooseberry, ribbon flower, upholstered phlox, red, blue and purple bearded iris

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