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Lobularia maritima Golf Series

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Bedding

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

old H3 (may need winter protection)

Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple or White in Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1 year


Preferred common name

sweet alyssum Golf Series

Family

Brassicaceae


Lobularia can be annuals or perennials, of low spreading habit, with simple leaves and short terminal racemes of 4-petalled, fragrant flowers in summer

Golf Series are compact annuals with small, grey-green leaves and short, dense racemes of flowers in shades of purple, pink and white

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Clip over after flowering to encourage further blooms. The image shown represents a pastel mix of the Golf Series

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in situ in late spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Slugs and flea beetles may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to a downy mildew, club root and white blister