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Alison

Alyssum spp.

Also known as

Madwort, Gold dust, Sweet Alyssum

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

10cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Alyssum serpyllifolium

Alison Overview

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.

Common problems with Alison

How to propagate Alison

Cuttings

Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Alison

Grown for their flowers and fragrance. Can be grown in a rock garden.

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