This plant called Sweet alyssum is a delicate looking plant that is highly valued for its sweet fragrance and clusters of tiny blooms. You don’t need to be deceived by its appearance; This plant is tough, also easy to grow, and they are adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. 
The question now is can you grow sweet alyssum in a container? Without been told this plants trailing, creeping habit actually makes it perfect for growing in a container, and also in hanging basket or window box.

How to grow Potted Alyssum Plants

One of the easiest ways to get started with container planting sweet alyssum is to actually begin with small plants from a garden center or nursery in your area or environment. Make sure you look for trailing or sprawling varieties. If you like you can actually start the seeds indoors a few weeks ahead of the last expected frost in your area. Make sure you fill the container with a good quality commercial potting soil. Just make sure the container has a drainage hole in the bottom. Try and mix a little time released fertilizer into the potting mix before planting. Make sure you plant in the center of the pot. 
By peradventure if the pot is large enough you can easily plant more than one sweet alyssum or you can easily combine the plant with other colorful annuals such as sweet potato vine, petunias or trailing lobelia. Make sure you water the plant lightly immediately after planting and then continue to water the plant as needed. But be very careful not to overwater the plant. This plant does not actually like wet feet. Make sure you water deeply and then allow the potting mix to dry slightly before watering again. Don’t forget that containers dry out quickly during warm and dry weather.

How to care for container grown Alyssum

Try and make sure the potted alyssum plants get at least 6 hours of bright sunlight per day. Keep in mind that container grown alyssum in shade won’t be as healthy or bloom as well. Make sure you feed the potted alyssum every other week using a dilute solution of a water-soluble fertilizer. Feeding the plant with fertilizer is very important because potted plants cannot draw nutrients from the soil.


  1. Im wondering how you dead head allysum. I want it to keep blooming


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