We suggest growing the The Sweet alyssum outdoors year round, as they don't fear cold weather. These plants have an annual development, therefore when it becomes cold they deteriorate, and get completely eradicated.Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight.
Care Sweet alyssum
The Sweet alyssum have a one or two year development cycle. The Sweet alyssum is medium in size and 15 cm in height; in the spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a pink colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal.
Feed Sweet alyssum
Annual plants have a quite vigorous development and need, during the spring, a continuous fertilization; when placing them let’s add some humus or mature manure or some slow release granular fertilizer to the ground. During the spring months we suggest mixing some fertilizer for flowering plants to the irrigating water every 20-30 days.
Irrigation Sweet alyssum
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 1-2 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 2-3 glasses of water . As the cold weather arrives, in autumn, usually waterings is interrupted because these plants can't bear harsh temperatures.
Adversity Sweet alyssum
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Substrate Sweet alyssum
We advise locating these annual plants in a dissolved soil, with an elevated drainage.
Cultivate Sweet alyssum
The Sweet alyssum also has a pleasing fragrance. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.