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Sweet Alison

Lobularia spp.

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Full Sun
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Sweet Alison Overview

    A genus of 5 species of annual or herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the Brassicaceae family native to the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic Islands off the coast of Africa. They are low-growing, spreading plants with simple hairy leaves and clusters of small, fragrant star-shaped 4-petalled flowers. The most commonly cultivated species is L. maritima, grown as a border or rockery plant and now widely naturalised.

    How to propagate Sweet Alison


    Seed sown under glass in spring.

    Other uses of Sweet Alison

    Hanging baskets.