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Partial sun or light shade (summer)
Sweet alyssum, with its dainty,
fragrant flowers, is often used in containers and hanging
baskets to spill over the edges, creating a soft, frothy
look. It's also a great edging plant because of its tidy,
compact habit. Regardless of how you use it, sweet alyssum
does best in spring and fall's cool conditions (or use it
for winter color in very warm climates).
In cool-summer conditions, such as the
northern third of the United States, sweet alyssum will
bloom steadily through the summer. It halts bloom in summer
in warmer areas.