Sweet Alyssum is a flower that is native to southern Europe and is also commonly referred to as Sweet Alice. This flower works well for either borders or pot fillers and will thrive in most yards. The ‘Royal Carpet’ variant of Sweet Alyssum has a short stature of 3 to 6 inches, at maturity, and has lavender-colored flowers. Recommended zones 3-14. Color: Purple, fading to pale lavender and white on top Planting Instructions Germina Many say that the flowers make a carpet-like effect when used as ground cover hence the name ‘royal carpet’. Alyssum plants make a great addition to pots, containers, and baskets. Has a sweet honey-like fragrance. This low growing flower has originated in the Mediterranean region, growing in sandy and loamy soils. Alyssum colors include yellow and white, while a few species display pink, lavender, violet and purple shades. AAS WINNER DETAILS. ALYSSUM - ROYAL CARPET. Its gray-green leaves are slightly hairy, narrow and lance-shaped. Sweet Alyssum is a delicate carpet of tiny flowers with a subtle, sweet scent. Zones: Annual up to Zone 8; perennial in Zones 9-11. The popular Royal Carpet alyssum creates beautiful edging of violet-purple, fragrant flowers for containers, borders and beds. Alyssum is a must have in my garden. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light. It is popularly named as “carpet” because it is best when it is used as groundcover and grown about 2-4 inches only. This variety of alyssum only grows to be about two to four inches tall and primarily grows outwards making it a common use for ground cover. Alyssum flowers are tiny and tightly grouped. Royal carpet alyssum is a sprawling variety that blooms deep purple flowers. Package contains 0.5 grams, approximately 1,600 Alyssum Royal Carpet Annual Seeds. Home AAS Winners Alyssum Royal Carpet . See More Vendors > Categories: 1953, Alyssum, Flowers from seed, National. A popular and stunning, dark violet and fragrant variety, which will bloom profusely all season. With a very dwarf creeping habit, it is ideal for edging, rockeries and window boxes. ‘Royal Carpet’ Lobularia maritima. A hardy annual, it will grow well in any normal soil but prefers a sunny position. The low-growing foliage covers the ground with tiny cross-shaped, four-petal flowers for much of the growing season. Alyssum Royal Carpet. White Alyssum by far is the most popular. Royal Carpet. Bloom Time: Spring to fall. I have a community garden plot and the Carpet of Snow and the Royal Carpet (placing my reorder now) border two of the four sides. Alyssum plants are small, about a few inches but they spread as much as a foot in diameter. The common name Alyssum comes from a Greek word meaning "rabies," referring to the ancient belief that this plant had the ability to treat this disease. The tiny flower is so fragrant and fills the air with its mildly sweet scent early morning and evening. Plant in full or part sun. Description; Description. Royal Carpet variety of Alyssum Procumbens blooms in beautiful purple & lilac colors. Alyssum was first originated in Southern Europe. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Alyssum Royal Carpet seeds are easy to grow. The genus name Lobelia honors the renowned Flemish botanist Mathias de Lobel. Royal Carpet (Purple) The name of this type refers to the cluster of purple alyssum flowers which bloom throughout the summer and are one of the most beautiful types of alyssum. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. Flowers are a violet-purple that bloom quickly. Height/Spread: Mounding habit, with plants reaching 4-6 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide. Alyssum Royal Carpet. AAS Winner! Height 4 inches. 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