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Alyssum Seeds

Alyssum seeds develop into charming, low-growing plants, recognized for their delicate, sweet-scented flowers that blooming profusely. Alyssum can bloom in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. It is tolerant to drought once it is established. The alyssum plant is a perfect choice for borders and rock gardens and is even grown successfully in containers. The lovely alyssum flower attracts pollinators and grows low on the ground.

Survival Garden Seeds offers quality alyssum seeds, perfect for anyone who likes lovely, low-maintenance flowers with a gorgeous scent. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their strong germination and lovely colors.

Growing Alyssum Seeds in Your Garden

  • Honey-scented flowers
  • Drought-tolerant once established
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Borders, rock gardens, and containers


Alyssum, also known as sweet alyssum, has clustered small flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Native to the Mediterranean, alyssum is suited for different climates and can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. It has rapid growth, sprawling on the ground, excellent for filling in gaps in the garden.


Sow alyssum seeds in the garden bed, after the last frost. They can be started indoors as well, 4 to 6 weeks before the frost ends. These seeds need light to germinate. Press them gently onto the soil surface, without covering. Make sure the soil is moist until germination starts, usually within a week or two.


The alyssum plant is relatively easy to maintain, requiring very little care when established. It prefers full sun exposure but tolerates partial shade—especially in hot climates. Water the plants regularly until established, after that only during prolonged drought. Removing dry flowers isn’t necessary; alyssum will continue blooming and self-seeding on its own.

Introduce some sweet scent into your outdoor space. Grow a lovely carpet, which will spread in color. Survival Garden Seeds' alyssum seeds provide pollinator-friendly blooms that will bring friends to the garden to encourage more vegetable growth while bringing beauty and charm to your outdoor spaces.

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