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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 27, 2017

Q. Alyssum

What should I do with plants in the fall? Will they need special care? Will they come back in spring? Also, can they be transplanted? May I divide them?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 27, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Did you grow the annual Sweet Alyssum? Your expired plants will not return as a perennial, they have lived their lifespan and should be removed.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/alyssum/growing-sweet-alyssum.htm

If you planted the perennial Basket-Of-Gold Alyssum, which is a perennial, you can trim the dead portions away and the plants will began to grow when the weather and soil warms.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/basket-of-gold/growing-basket-of-gold.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 29, 2017

Q. Alyssum

My bedding plants of Alyssum are all brown from last year. Do I need to cut them right back now or just leave them to start their regrowth cycle?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 29, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Did you grow the annual Sweet Alyssum? Your expired plants will not return as a perennial, they have lived their lifespan and should be removed.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/alyssum/growing-sweet-alyssum.htm

If you planted the perennial Basket-Of-Gold Alyssum, which is a perennial, you can trim the dead portions away and the plants will began to grow when the weather and soil warms.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/basket-of-gold/growing-basket-of-gold.htm

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Asked by
lisalovesplants on
April 8, 2017
35180

Q. When and Where, Flower seeds

I have seeds packs that I want to plant…
1pk Alyssum Carpet of snow
2pk Bachelor Buttons Blue Boy
2pk Cosmos Single sensation Mixed
4pk Marigolds French Dwarf Double Mix
8pk Portulaca Moss Rose
5pK Zinnia Giants of California
My question is which ones should I start in pots inside then transplant
(if any) and Which ones prefer full to part shade or sun? Can you help?

Asked by
Nour on
May 6, 2017
Lebanon beirut

Q. Alyssum and star jasmine

Can I plant alyssum with star jasmine in the same pot ? Thank you .

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 8, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Sure, alyssum can be a nice bottom filler in a pot. Make sure you have enough space for your plants.

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Asked by
Paul B Kramarewicz on
May 15, 2017
Norwich, CT 06360

Q. splitting alyssum

I’m looking for instructions on splitting cuttings and transplanting Gold Alyssum. Can you assist?

Answered by
DLarum on
May 16, 2017
Certified Expert
Asked by
Richard Hildreth on
June 26, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Q. Alyssum time to see flowers

If I planted Alyssum seeds today how long would it be (approximately) before I would see flowers (not germinate, actually see blooms)?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 29, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Germination in approx 14 days, and flowering in approx 8 to 12 weeks.

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Answered by
Richard Hildreth on
June 29, 2017
A.

Thanks, Downtoearthdigs!

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Asked by
Giles LeVasseur on
August 21, 2017
Hapshire county, WV

Q. alyssum

For the last few years I’ve been able to purchase what the garden center calls “aggressive alyssum”. I have no idea what it’s Latin name is. It spreads to about 18 ” and is an annual. What should I do to maintain blossoming when it appears spent and dying out?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 21, 2017
A.

Alyssum likes moist soil so put it in a place with other moisture-loving plants. A gentle shearing, fertilizer and water may get your plants flowering again. Almost all plants that bloom all summer use up their springtime fertilizer by now and need another, more modest dose. The heat of summer is brutal on many plants and flowering may cease but more vigorous flowering resumes with cooler weather.

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