Lobularia Moonlight Knight® Sweet Alyssum

Lobularia  lob-you-LAIR-ee-uh

Proven Winners Moonlight Knight®:

Lobularia Moonlight Knight® blooms a soft, creamy-yellow that looks like beautiful antique lace and is a great compliment to other flower colors. Although they look like Alyssum, Lobularia are sterile and therefore they put all their energy into flower production, which means nonstop color! The small creamy, fragrant flowers densely cover each plant and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds for your enjoyment! Moonlight Knight® Lobularia mixes nicely with petunias and other trailing annuals.

Full to Part Sun

Height: 8-12″/Spread: 18-24″

Spring to Frost

Size Available: 4.25

Description

Lobularia  lob-you-LAIR-ee-uh

Also known as Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia is a plant genus that is part of the Brassicaceae family.  The plants in this genus have a compact, mat-forming structure that consists of aromatic flowers and gray-green leaves. Generally, the plants in this genus grow about 4 inches in height and spread about 6 inches. They grow low to the ground. The leaves are small and arranged in an alternating fashion on the lower part of the stem. The stems are rigid and branched at multiple points, with flowers sitting at the tips. Lobularia requires well-draining soil that is moderately fertile, usually loamy or sandy soil that is acidic or alkaline provides sufficient support for this plant. It does best in an area that is sheltered from the wind and exposed to direct sunlight.  This lovely ornamental is an excellent choice for a groundcover. bedding plant, containers and hanging baskets.