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Alyssum montanum

mountain madwort

An evergreen, prostrate perennial with small, hairy, grey leaves. Spherical flowerheads of soft yellow, scented flowers are borne in summer. Height to 15cm

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Brassicaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Alyssum can be annuals or evergreen perennials or sub-shrubs, with simple leaves and short racemes of small, 4-petalled yellow or white flowers in early summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Europe

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How to grow

Cultivation

Prefers a sunny, well-drained situation; ideally suited to rock garden conditions

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cutting or by propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
Pruning

Cut back lightly after flowering

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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