Alyssum - Carpet of Snow
Carpet of Snow is a dwarf growing variety with a spread of up to 35cm. The pure white flowers makes a lovely show against blues and reds, and really does look like a carpet of snow on the ground. This flower is very attractive to pollinators such as bees. The plant itself grows to a very low height of 10cm.
Sow from February to May. For early sowings, plant in trays under glass at 24-25°C. Later sowings can be made direct into the flowering site. When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out into the multi-cell or seed trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions and plant out, or thin to 30cm apart once risk of frost has passed. Sprinkle a few seeds in the gaps of stone walls to produce plants that will trail down the wall. Flowers from June onwards.