Also known as
Madwort, Gold dust, Sweet Alyssum
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Alyssum contains evergreen perennial and annual species up to 100cm tall and are typically grown for the early summer flowers. These are cross-shaped, with 4 petals and coloured yellow, white, purple or pink. The leaves are simple and alternate, measuring up to 2.5cm in length. These hardy plants make great additions to rock gardens, mixed borders and also survive well in rock crevices.
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How to propagate Alison
Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring.
Seed in autumn.
Other uses of Alison
Grown for their flowers and fragrance. Can be grown in a rock garden.