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Alyssum serpyllifolium
Alyssum serpyllifolium
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Alyssum serpyllifolium

Alpine Alyssum

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.033.070

Also known as Madwort. This alpine or rock garden perennial forms a low shrubby mound of silvery-grey evergreen leaves, bearing masses of fragrant soft-yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Tolerant of hot, sunny sites with poor soil, so long as drainage is good. Best in the rock garden or growing in an alpine trough, gravel garden or scree. No pruning should be required, particularly in fall or spring. Said to be deer resistant. Plants may self-seed gently where happy.

Further details for
Alyssum serpyllifolium

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.