Alyssum plants are small, about a few inches but they spread as much as a foot in diameter. The popular Royal Carpet alyssum creates beautiful edging of violet-purple, fragrant flowers for containers, borders and beds. Zones: Annual up to Zone 8; perennial in Zones 9-11. Flowers are a violet-purple that bloom quickly. This attractive member of the mustard family originally came from the rocky coasts of the Mediterranean region. Royal Carpet (Purple) The name of this type refers to the cluster of purple alyssum flowers which bloom throughout the summer and are one of the most beautiful types of alyssum. (Lobularia Maritima). AAS WINNER DETAILS. Many say that the flowers make a carpet-like effect when used as ground cover hence the name ‘royal carpet’. Home AAS Winners Alyssum Royal Carpet . The tiny flower is so fragrant and fills the air with its mildly sweet scent early morning and evening. Height 4 inches. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. Planting Instructions Germina 1953 AAS Flower Winner. See More Vendors > Categories: 1953, Alyssum, Flowers from seed, National. Alyssum Royal Carpet seeds are easy to grow. Alyssum colors include yellow and white, while a few species display pink, lavender, violet and purple shades. Plant in full or part sun. The genus name Lobelia honors the renowned Flemish botanist Mathias de Lobel. Alyssum flowers are tiny and tightly grouped. ‘Royal Carpet’ Lobularia maritima. It is popularly named as “carpet” because it is best when it is used as groundcover and grown about 2-4 inches only. Sweet Alyssum is a flower that is native to southern Europe and is also commonly referred to as Sweet Alice. Package contains 0.5 grams, approximately 1,600 Alyssum Royal Carpet Annual Seeds. Royal carpet alyssum is a sprawling variety that blooms deep purple flowers. ALYSSUM - ROYAL CARPET. With a very dwarf creeping habit, it is ideal for edging, rockeries and window boxes. The ‘Royal Carpet’ variant of Sweet Alyssum has a short stature of 3 to 6 inches, at maturity, and has lavender-colored flowers. A hardy annual, it will grow well in any normal soil but prefers a sunny position. Alyssum Royal Carpet. Color: Purple, fading to pale lavender and white on top Description; Description. Royal Carpet. Its gray-green leaves are slightly hairy, narrow and lance-shaped. Has a sweet honey-like fragrance. Royal Carpet variety of Alyssum Procumbens blooms in beautiful purple & lilac colors. A popular and stunning, dark violet and fragrant variety, which will bloom profusely all season. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Alyssum was first originated in Southern Europe. Recommended zones 3-14. Height/Spread: Mounding habit, with plants reaching 4-6 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide. This flower works well for either borders or pot fillers and will thrive in most yards. I have a community garden plot and the Carpet of Snow and the Royal Carpet (placing my reorder now) border two of the four sides. Bloom Time: Spring to fall. Alyssum is a must have in my garden. Alyssum plants make a great addition to pots, containers, and baskets. White Alyssum by far is the most popular. The low-growing foliage covers the ground with tiny cross-shaped, four-petal flowers for much of the growing season. AAS Winner! Sweet Alyssum is a delicate carpet of tiny flowers with a subtle, sweet scent. The common name Alyssum comes from a Greek word meaning "rabies," referring to the ancient belief that this plant had the ability to treat this disease. This variety of alyssum only grows to be about two to four inches tall and primarily grows outwards making it a common use for ground cover. Alyssum Royal Carpet. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light. 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