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.
Native to Texas. Grows to 6–18 in. high and 10–12 in. wide, with erect, leafy stems more o...
Looking part dandelion and part carrot, this large (to 3 ft.), coarse, weedy-looking plant is grown fo...
Annual in most zones, may persist as a perennial where winters are mild. May also be sold as S. gr...