Sweet alyssum, Lobularia maritima 'Snowdrift'

Lobularia maritima ‘Snowdrift’

Sweet alyssum

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lobularia maritima 'Snowdrift'
  • Common name: Sweet alyssum
  • Family: Brassicaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Lobularia maritima ‘Snowdrift’

Lobularia maritima ‘Snowdrift’ is a classic summer bedding plant. It blooms for months on end, bearing brilliant white, fragrant flowers in contrast with mounds of fresh green foliage, from June to September. It’s perfect for edging paths and lawns, and growing at the front of the border to fill gaps. It’s a great choice for planting with lobelia.

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For best results, grow Lobularia maritima ‘Snowdrift’ in full sun in well-drained soil.

How to grow Lobularia 'Snowdrift'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Lobularia 'Snowdrift' and wildlife

Lobularia 'Snowdrift' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Lobularia 'Snowdrift' poisonous?

Lobularia 'Snowdrift' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Lobularia 'Snowdrift'