Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Alyssum montanum (photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia)
Alyssum montanum (photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia)

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones 1-24
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Alyssum montanum

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)
Perennials

ALYSSUM

Mostly native to the Mediterranean region, these mounding plants brighten spring borders and rock gardens with their cheerful bloom. They thrive in poor, rocky soil as long as it is well drained.

Alyssum montanum

Grows to 8 in. high and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with gray leaves and dense, short clusters of fragrant yellow flowers. The compact and heavy-flowering ‘Berggold’ (‘Mountain Gold’) is the most commonly sold variety.

You Might Also Like...

Nepeta reichenbachiana

Native to Armenia and the Caucasus. May be a form o fN. racemosa. Makes a thick, low mound to...

Tanacetum vulgare

Native to Europe. Coarse, rather weedy garden plant to 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with finely divided,...

Eustoma grandiflorum

Native to the high plains of the West. Longtime favorite for pots, borders, and especially for cutting...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement