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Sweet Alyssum

Annuals, Flowers

These easy-to-grow mounds of white, pink, or purple, honey-scentedflowers work well in containers or casual landscapingsituations. Plants are lowand branching, to 1 ft. highand wide, with narrow or lance-shaped leaves 1/2–2 in. long.

Crowded clusters of tiny, four-petaledflowers can bloom for months, and most self-seed. In cold-winter regions, flowers cankeep coming from spring untilfrost; in mild climates, self-sown seedlings supply all-yearbloom. Sweet alyssum seedsare sometimes included in wildflower mixes.

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