• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lobularia maritima Golf Series

Sweet alyssum Golf Series

Sweet alyssum Golf Series

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  • Other common names Sweet alyssum Golf Series

  • Genus Lobularia can be annuals or perennials, of low spreading habit, with simple leaves and short terminal racemes of 4-petalled, fragrant flowers in summer

  • Family Brassicaceae / Brassicaceae

  • Species Golf Series are compact annuals with small, grey-green leaves and short, dense racemes of flowers in shades of purple, pink and white


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline


  • Ultimate height

    Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1 year

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Clip over after flowering to encourage further blooms. The image shown represents a pastel mix of the Golf Series

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in situ in late spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Slugs and flea beetles may be a problem

Diseases May be subject to a downy mildew, club root and white blister

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