These easy-to-grow mounds of white, pink, or purple, honey-scented flowers work well in containers or casual landscaping situations. Plants are low and branching, to 1 ft. high and wide, with narrow or lance-shaped leaves 1/2–2 in. long.
Crowded clusters of tiny, four-petaled flowers can bloom for months, and most self-seed. In cold-winter regions, flowers can keep coming from spring until frost; in mild climates, self-sown seedlings supply all-year bloom. Sweet alyssum seeds are sometimes included in wildflower mixes.Lobularia maritima
Mediterranean native. Low, branching, trailing plant to 1 ft. high and wide, with narrow or lance-shaped leaves 1/2–2 in. long. Crowded clusters of tiny, four-petaled white flowers have a sweet honey fragrance. In cold-winter regions, blooms from spring until frost; in mild climates, blooms all year from self-sown seedlings. Seeds are sometimes included in wildflower mixes or erosion-control mixes for bare or disturbed earth.
This annual is from South Africa. Popular, dependable edging plant grows to 3–6 in. high. Compac...
Parent of popular hybrid G. x grandiflora. Has been largely replaced in garden cultu...
Shrubby, branching South American native topped in summer and fall with many open, fluffy clusters of ...