Add Sweet Alyssum to Spring Containers 

Adding Sweet Alyssum to spring planters is great! Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is ideal for container gardening due to its delicate, fragrant blossoms and trailing foliage.  

Avoid waterlogging with bottom-draining containers. Depending on your space and preference, choose terracotta, ceramic, or hanging baskets.  

Select Containers  

Use good, well-draining, nutrient-rich potting mix. Sweet Alyssum prefers 6.0–7.5 pH. Organic stuff like compost improves soil texture and fertility.  

Selection of Soil  

In containers, space Sweet Alyssum plants 6–8 inches apart for growth and airflow. Gently loosen seedling or transplant roots before planting in pots. Plant them at nursery container depth and gently firm the soil.  

Planting Sweet Alyssum  

Water soil evenly but not too much. Water containers when the top inch of soil feels dry. Avoid foliage diseases by not watering overhead. Morning irrigation evaporates moisture, reducing fungal issues.  


Sweet Alyssum needs little feeding in nutrient-rich potting mix. A balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season promotes healthy growth and blooming.  


Sweet Alyssum prefers sun to light shade. For best flowering, give containers 6 hours of sunlight daily. Indoors, position containers near a sunny window or use grow lights.  


Keep discarded flowers clean and blooming by deadheading. Pruning lanky growth promotes bushier growth and more flowers.  



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