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Alyssum montanum

Alyssum montanum
creeping basket of gold

Synonym(s) Alyssum gmelinii
Common name creeping basket of gold
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z2-9)
Flowers yellow (spring)
Light sun
From seed easy, germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Similar to basket of gold, but so far they are more compact, with darker green leaves - and their bloom season is different, at least judging by their behavior in their first year in our garden: Some tentative blooms by mid-summer, culminating in more yellow coverage by early fall. I had hoped they would show their real selves in years to come, but the plants never lived into a second year. Another attempt from seed this year.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06/'06 HPS/mag exchange. Baggy 70F (88%G, 4-8d)
  2. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (19%G, 7-14d)
  3. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (11%G, 10-19d)

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