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.

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