Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Annuals
Snow in Summer
by National Gardening Association Editors
Sweet alyssum (Lobularia) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing over the edge of a container or window box. This year Proven Winners introduces a new hybrid alyssum called Snow Princess that promises to be even more of a surefire performer.
This new cultivar is a breakthrough in terms of heat tolerance and will continue blooming profusely even as the summer heats up. Snow Princess is a sterile cultivar, so it puts its energy into long bloom and vigorous growth instead of setting seed. It grows 4-6 inches tall and grows quickly into a broad mound of fragrant white blossoms that thrives in full or part sun.
For more information on these and other new introductions from Proven Winners, go to: Proven Winners.