Popular annual for use as an edging plant where lots of flowers are needed. Good for growing between walkway stones and as a filler between taller plants.
Full sun to partial shade in well-drained soils. During the summer, cut back plants to keep it flowering. Leave plants in the garden over the winter. In spring, remove plants to expose lots of self-sown seedlings.
Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:
Downey mildew, stem and crown rots
Plants decline due to poorly drained soils.
Very good soil drainage is a must if alyssum is to perform well in the garden.