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Royal Carpet Alyssum Seeds - Fragrant Ground Cover

Size: 1 Packet
  • Royal Carpet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima) is a perennial, often grown as an annual in cold zones, beloved for its beautiful carpet of royal purple flowers. This low-growing variety is perfect as a ground cover, in borders, or cascading from containers. Alyssum blooms throughout the growing season, offering continuous color and a sweet fragrance that attracts bee, butterfly, hummingbird, and other pollinator populations to the garden.

    Royal Carpet Alyssum is a low-maintenance and sustainable choice It's a fast grower and can self-seed under suitable conditions, reducing the need for frequent replanting. It is versatile and grows in a variety of conditions, and can be grown as an annual or a perennial, depending on what zone you live in.

    • Vibrant Ground Cover - Royal Carpet Alyssum, known as Lobularia maritima, makes a lovely ornamental ground cover. It grows in clusters of vibrant purple flowers. Planting Royal Carpet alongside Carpet of Snow (white) Alyssum can create a flowered carpet effect for a lovely garden border.
    • Beneficial for Pollinators - Royal Carpet Alyssum is a favorite among pollinators. When blooming, the small purple flowers produce a honey-sweet fragrance, drawing bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. The drought-tolerant plants are perfect for rock gardens, borders, raised beds, pots, and other containers outdoors.

    Net Wt. 400MG

  • Sustainable Living -Adding flowering plants into your gardening benefits the local ecosystem and improves garden health. Plus, cultivating flowers provides a habitat for beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity in your garden.
  • Easy to Grow - Seeds are packed in a beautiful paper packet with instructions for successful growing and germination in your own home garden. Each package also has instructions for saving seeds after harvest. Getting started is simple for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Quality Seeds - Plant now or store for future growing seasons. These seeds will remain viable for years if stored in a cool dry location. Our safe, non-hybrid non-GMO heirloom seeds are always open-pollinated, naturally grown, untreated, and selected to ensure the best germination rates


Heirloom seeds are the types of seeds your grandparents grew. These varieties have been passed down from generation to generation. They’re old reliable open-pollinated varieties that aren’t typically grown commercially. Instead, they have a rich history that predates modern breeding techniques.

You can learn more about open-pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds in our Survival Garden Training blog.

The majority of our seeds are sourced in the United States, with a few exceptions when the seed is difficult to source domestically. Whenever we do have to source outside of the US, we ensure our seeds are safe to grow, non-GMO varieties that meet our standards for germination and reliability.

No, we do not pre-treat our farmer seeds. All of our garden seeds for sale are untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO, and heirloom varieties. They are kept in temperature-controlled cooler storage until they are packed and shipped to keep them pest and disease-free.

The seeds in our collections are specifically chosen from varieties that can be successfully grown from Zone 3 to Zone 10 USDA Hardiness Zones. However, individual varieties have specific needs to thrive in different environments. Each seed pack has optimal temperatures for germination and instructions on seed starting. Consult local frost dates to plan your garden and get the most out of your seeds.

Our seeds will generally last for 3-10 years if they are appropriately stored in a cool, dry place. However, we encourage you to grow your survival seeds within a year or two of purchase. This yields the best germination rates possible and also gives you more experience growing survival food now. At the end of the growing season, follow the instructions on the back of each packet for saving seeds for future gardens. These new seeds for survival will be more adapted to thrive in the growing conditions where you are.

We sell by weight for greater accuracy. We also pick the carefully chosen varieties to create the best survival seed vault possible, instead of aiming for a higher seed count by choosing only varieties with smaller seeds.

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