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Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid

(2 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 36"
Height
4 - 8"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Summer LOVIN', happened so FAST.

    Fragrant flowers and blush lavender color make this plant a fantastic addition to your garden.

    Award Winner
    Fragrant Flower
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 8 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Lavender
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Spiller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in both containers and landscapes, although due to water needs when planted in a container it is best to use a large planter.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    No dead-heading necessary for continuous bloom.

    Blushing Princess is cold tolerant and heat tolerant. She is very vigorous so pair her with other vigorous plants.

    Blushing Princess is a "heavy drinker" and will prefer evenly moist soil. It will be quick to show drought stress, but should bounce back quickly once re-hydrated. In a hanging basket you should be prepared to water often, maybe more than once a day during warm weather. Plants are easier to keep moist when planted in large planters. Due to her water needs, Blushing Princess is ideal for use in larger planters. In containers an application of continuous release fertilizer at planting is best. To help maximize performance use applications of a well-balanced water-soluble fertilizer (according to package directions) starting in mid-summer.

    Blushing Princess will also perform well in the landscape where she will function as an annual, full sun, groundcover.

    While plants shouldn't need to be trimmed back, if she is taking over your walkway or is looking less than her best a trim can be administered at anytime. Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears as needed.

    A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

    Blushing Princess® Lobularia hybrid 'INLBUBLUPR' USPP 24,516, Can 4,779
  • 2 Reviews

    • First time buyer in 2016. Beautiful plant. Fragrant plant. Flowers like crazy. Just doesn't seem to get any bigger and is being overtaken by the Snow Princess and Dark Knight with which it shares a large urn. Like other lobularia, it needs water and lots of it. Must water 2x each day in summer if no rain is present.

      Matthew Lamb
      Maryland
      United States
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • This alyssum held up well in our summer heat (90s for days on end) and then really hit its prime in fall as the weather cooled. The color actually deepened as the temperatures dipped, and my plants were still in full bloom into early December -- after several solid frosts. Every bit as good as 'Snow Princess' and in a nice, rich, lavender shade.

      George Weigel
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      6 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 29 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Top Performer Erie Basin Marina
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
    2012 Top Performer University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
    2012 September Show Stopper Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
    2012 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Morris
    2012 Top Performer University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids
    2012 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
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