from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of plants, natural order Cruciferœ, containing several white- or yellow-flowered species, much employed for decorating rockwork.
- noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The
sweet alyssum( Alyssum maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.
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- noun a genus of the family Cruciferae
- noun any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers
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Sweet Alyssum White July 1/2 ft. _Alyssum maritimun.
The Nantes Carrots (finger carrots) aren't showing yet, unfortunately, and I think the Alyssum is pretty much a bust.
The Alyssum seeds were given to me -- and I'm contemplating using some of them on the other side of Florita.
I also have some Alyssum planted in a ceramic pot.
I finally got some Alyssum to sprout -- that's the dinky stuff in the front.
The last of the White Alyssum continues to grow, also not blooming, and I seem to have some Mexican Hat on the way.
I drilled three holes in the bottom for drainage, loaded it with a soil mix, and planted White Alyssum in the back, and a sprinkle of Garlic Chives in the front.
By May 26, the desired waterfall effect is beginning by the Calibrachoas and Alyssum, finally.
The planting list: Celosia plumosa ‘New Look’, 2-four packs; Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’, 2-four packs; Alyssum, Lobularia maritima ‘Snow Crystals’, 2-four packs; Calibrachoa ‘Terracotta’, 2-four inch pots, Calibrachoa ‘Cherry Rose’, 2-four inch pots; Calibrachoa ‘Strawberry’, 2-four inch pots; Marigold ‘Nancy Orange’, 1-four pack minus one missing.
I love Alyssum and wish we could grow it like we did in Pennsylvania, but it becomes toast way too quickly here.