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Alyssum Royal Velvet is an easy to grow annual, which produces spectacular mounds of fragrant pink/purple flowers with little effort. Alyssum Royal Velvet is a compact variety of Alyssum, which flowers very quickly and produces beautiful flowers throughout the year. This self-seeding variety is an ideal cottage plant, as it will generally grow as a quasi-perennial, by renewing itself through naturalised seedlings. Alyssum is commonly used as a border plant in cottage gardens and a companion plants in vegetable and herb gardens, as they act as a natural pest repellent for many common vegetable pests.
Advantages of Alyssum Royal Velvet
Early and extended flowering season (all year round, provided there are no frosts)
Dwarf compact plant producing abundant flowers
Spectacular pink/purple fragrant flowers
Easy to grow, with seeds typically germinating in 10 - 14 days from sowing
10 - 15cm height at maturity
10 - 15cm apart is suitable planting distance
Flowers 7 - 8 weeks after sowing
Prefers full sun but will grow in part shade
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy annual, although depending on soil moisture, can be self-seeding
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden