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  • noun Plural form of alyssum.


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  • For still less robustness, good mass-displays can be made with the following: alyssums and candytufts for whites; phloxes for whites and various pinks and reds; lobelias and browallias for blues; pinks for whites and various shades of pink; stocks for whites and reds; wallflowers for brown-yellows; verbenas for many colors.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The storm-nursed little candytufts and alyssums that have come up out-of-doors on their own responsibility, will fight the frost and live it through; but your thin-skinned house seedlings are quite another matter.

    Gardening by Myself

  • Red salvias, blue salvias and yellow marigolds were used to create a rainbow while white alyssums were placed around the design to represent the sky and clouds.



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