Alyssum montanum Mountain Gold description
A mass of golden, fragrant flowers in the spring and early summer.
The silver evergreen foliage is very flat and ground hugging.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border or cascading over a wall and it is easy if given good drainage.
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Common name: Mountain Gold Alyssum.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space at the front of a plant bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Lightly trim after flowering.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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