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Dark Knight Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid

(3 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
  • Fall
Mature Size
6" 24"
Height
4 - 6"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    I'm a sure CURE for CABIN FEVER.

    Masses of fragrant flowers grace mounded plants.  Unlike most alyssum this one will bloom all summer, even in hot climates.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Fall Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 6 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 18 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    deep purple
    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: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in containers and landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    No deadheading necessary for continuous bloom.

    It is cold tolerant and heat tolerant. He is also 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 water needs it 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.

    It 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 the plant is taking over your walkway or is looking less than the 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.

    Dark Knight Lobularia hybrid 'INLOBU1007' USPP 26,931, Can PBRAF
  • 3 Reviews

    • Adorable little blooms that perk up my container. Very pleased!

      Holly Kline
      New Jersey
      United States
      4 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Adorable little blooms that perk up my container. Very pleased!

      Holly Kline
      New Jersey
      United States
      4 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • We trialed this at the University of Illinois Champaign County Master Gardener's public demonstration garden ("The Idea Garden")- and it scored the highest (tying with Petunia 'Supertunia Morning Glory Charm") of all the 106 plants we trialed. -A PERFECT 5/5 ALL season & still looked stunning in October- WOW!. A knight in shining armor- it made a neat mound of TOTAL light purple fine textured blooms from May to October. It met every wish of beauty, bloom, disease free, no pests, and CARE free exuberance of lovely little blooms. I LOVE this baby!!

      Ann Tice
      Illinois
      United States
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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