Alyssum (Carpet of Snow) Seeds


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Urban Bounty White Alyssum (Carpet of Snow) Seed Packets contain approximately 625 seeds - plenty for a small garden!   

What is White Alyssum?

Alyssum (Sweet, Alyssum, Carpet of Snow, Lobularia maritima) is an edible flower that comes from the coastal Mediterranean.  It is a low-growing plant, that spreads across the ground (like drifts of snow). This annual has dense clusters of tiny white flowers that look picture perfect in a cottage, elegant or coastal garden.  It has a sweet, honey-like scent and will continue flowering over a long period of time. 

Alyssum makes an ideal border plant and is also great for underplanting fruit trees, or in a pot.  All sorts of beneficial insects and bees love Alyssum, making it a good companion planting choice too. 

Culinary Uses for White Alyssum (Carpet of Snow) 

Alyssum leaves and blossoms are a fun edible garnish that can dress up fruit, snack or dessert trays. 

Growing Conditions - White Alyssum (Carpet of Snow)

Alyssum is extremely easy to grow and is a very hardy plant.  While it enjoys the sun and a little water, it can withstand part shade, most free-draining soil types and drought. (Which makes it ideal for parts of the garden where other plants struggle to thrive.) It will tolerate a very light frost, but not a heavy one. Alyssum likes to be planted near companion plants such as lettuce, peas and spinach.

Alyssum has a tendency to spread (it re-seeds readily), so it is best in a contained space.   

What climate do Alyssum plants prefer?

Alyssum will flower most of the year round in milder climates, but it won't survive a heavy a heavy frost or snow.  If you live in a colder part of New Zealand, we recommend that you sow your seeds in spring when the soil has warmed up - don't wait until autumn!  If you live in a warmer area, you can sow from spring right through to autumn.  

Growing Instructions - White Alyssum (Carpet of Snow) Seeds

  • Direct sow: Early - late summer (when soil has reached 21 degrees Celsius)
  • Spacing: 3 cm
  • Sowing depth: 5 mm (barely cover with soil)
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Maturity: 90 days (harvest blossoms as needed


      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.