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Snow Princess® Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid

(60 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" 48"
Height
4 - 8"
Spread
24 - 48"
  • Details

    Features

    Consider me PLANT therapy.

    Abundant, highly fragrant small white blooms all season long; vigorous plant that thrives in hot or cold

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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 8 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    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
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great in containers and landscapes

    Maintenance Notes: 

    No dead-heading necessary for continuous bloom.

    Snow Princess is cold tolerant and heat tolerant, she bloomed through the summer at the Dallas Arboretum and the University of Georgia trial garden. She is very vigorous so pair her with other vigorous.

    Snow 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 Snow 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.

    Snow 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.

    If there's one new plant that should be on everyone's list, it's Snow Princess, a unique breakthrough in the genus for heat tolerance and extended season performance. This sterile Lobularia is extremely vigorous, and because it puts no energy into setting seed it has an incredibly long bloom time. Creates a great hanging basket or window box and is a perfect filler in combinations.

    Winner of IPM Essen (Germany) Best Innovation Award, 2009.
    Winner Gold Medal, Innovert Innovation Competition at the Salon du Vegetal, France 2009

    I am the landscape superintendent of a country club in coastal Wilmington, NC. Our club requires high quality seasonal color display beds that will perform all season long. I like to introduce new varieties in my designs that will meet our requirements. I was so impressed with Snow Princess that I purchased several flats for my house. I planted the Snow Princess behind a retaining wall in mostly sandy soil at the house. Snow Princess is thriving in our hot and humid summer and it kept up the bloom display until the fall. I want to thank Proven Winners for introducing such a fine plant.
    Rick Johnson

    Snow Princess® Lobularia hybrid 'Inlbusnopr' USPP 21,594, Can 4,189
  • 60 Reviews

    • Fabulous plant! Bloomed all winter and spring and is still blooming at the end of summer despite our hot (many weeks around or over 100F) and dry weather. I have it planted where it does receive irrigation from drip lines and no overhead watering. I also have it in a container in full sun where it is still green and alive, but has stopped blooming - probably due to the heat and a more stressful environment. I suspect it will start blooming again once it gets a bit cooler. This beats regular alyssum by far!

      Thomas Flowers
      Texas
      United States
      6 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Two seasons of using this plant in sun to partial sun. Produced many many long lasting flowers with light fragrance. Love this plant. I recommend itto friends.

      Robert Fesmire
      Massachusetts
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Two seasons of using this plant in sun to partial sun. Produced many many long lasting flowers with light fragrance. Love this plant. I recommend itto friends.

      Robert Fesmire
      Massachusetts
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Ordered 2 of these directly from proven winners among many other plants. One barely survived and one died from shipping. Proven winners (great customer experience for me) sent me a new one that also died. I do not recommend ordering these but instead finding them locally as they are too susceptible to drowning during shipping. However, the one that survived has thrived and is now taking over the pot, which includes supertunias and superbenas, and will need to be cut back. In just five weeks of being in a self-watering container which only receives fertilized water, it went from looking like a dying weed to being 12 inches high, 15 inches wide, and trailing 24 inches. If you are looking for a vigorous trailing plant, this is the one.

      Kyle
      Minnesota
      United States
      1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Did not bloom in container with weekly fertilizing (per package directions), full sun to part sun exposure, and regular watering. Disappointing.

      Sallie
      Florida
      United States
      3 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Third year of buying these and they never disappoint. Fragrance seems to be hit or miss; one day it's powerful the very next I cannot detect. No worries though because this spiller is a beautiful plant. Even the foliage is attractive. Looks fragile but it is pretty tough. MUST water every day in hottest summer days. This plant wilts faster than any other plant I have and would do well with 2 watering hits a day in July/August. I fertilize mine every week in July & August and they do well. Give them some shade in late afternoon and they will thrive. Only disappointment...and it is minor...the flowers/petals easily fall off the plant. Just a gentle bump or touch knocks dozens of flowers off. On the positive side, it seems new ones grow even faster than old ones fall off. Definitely recommend especially when the fragrance is evident.

      Matthew Lamb
      Maryland
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I didn't get the scent but it is a reliable plant for all your planter needs

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Grew so well in my garden this year! We had an overly wet June (1.9 x the average June rainfall), and the Snow Princess in the large pot, where it could drain, grew much better than the one in the clayey ground. But as the season went on, the one in the pot still did very well, and the one in the ground caught up and surpassed it. It is now November 11, and we've had temps down to about 25-27 degrees F, and the Snow Princess looks great! But tonight I'm afraid, it's expected to be about 22 degrees, and it's probably done for. I sure will miss it, and the other flowers.

      Sharon
      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.
    • I bought 3 of these plants to put in 3 feet high patio tubs, in early May. They were quite straggly-looking with 3-5 stems on each plant. Now, in mid-August, they have reached over the edge of the pots right down to the patio, almost 3 feet down. They have also spread well over a foot wide. Flowers non-stop. The only drawback is they have drowned out the petunias and geraniums I planted with them. I only put one plant in each pot so now it looks very lop-sided and unbalanced. If I use them again, I would put maybe 3 in a pot around the edges, and something taller than geraniums in the middle. Lovely plant.

      Lorraine Vallint
      British Columbia
      Canada
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I bought 3 of these plants to put in 3 feet high patio tubs, in early May. They were quite straggly-looking with 3-5 stems on each plant. Now, in mid-August, they have reached over the edge of the pots right down to the patio, almost 3 feet down. They have also spread well over a foot wide. Flowers non-stop. The only drawback is they have drowned out the petunias and geraniums I planted with them. I only put one plant in each pot so now it looks very lop-sided and unbalanced. If I use them again, I would put maybe 3 in a pot around the edges, and something taller than geraniums in the middle. Lovely plant.

      Lorraine Vallint
      British Columbia
      Canada
      5 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
  • 221 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2013 Top Performer Erie Basin Marina
    2013 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2013 Best of Breed North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2012 Plant of Distinction University of Georgia
    2012 Top Performer Colorado State University
    2012 Top Performer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
    2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
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