Description: Alyssum grows only a few inches high but spreads as much as a foot in diameter. The tiny flowers are closely packed and grow upward as lower flowers fade. Although white is the most planted color, rose, and purple are also available.
How to grow: Alyssum grows best in full sun in cool weather, but it will tolerate partial shade. The plants will survive light frosts. Space from six to eight inches apart.
Uses: Alyssum is traditionally used for edging beds, borders, and as an annual ground cover.