I ordered this plant on line 2019. The box got too hot and I wasn't sure the plant would make it. It was mostly flowers, few yellow leaves. The flowers dropped off the wilted plant. It survived. In zone 9b it prefers the cooler weather. It was not memorable until this winter. It bloomed all winter in ground in a one x two foot ball. Temperatures are just barely 70/50 this spring and it is powering up. The new flowers are white and they age to the blush lavender making it sparkle. I highly recommend this plant but ordering it online is risky. Dark knight was in the same box last year and didn't make it. So I ordered again early 2020 and it arrived with yellow leaves? Some of the PW plants aren't good at leaves and just want to flower, go figure. But I need good green leaves to start. We barely got two frosts this last winter. Our valley summer temperatures are 100+ several days running. I use inline emitter drip hose on an automatic system.
Blushing Princess® Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesSummer LOVIN', happened so FAST.
Fragrant flowers and blush lavender color make this plant a fantastic addition to your garden.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:Butterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:10 - 16 InchesTrails Up To:36 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:LavenderFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in both containers and landscapes, although due to water needs when planted in a container it is best to use a large planter.Maintenance Notes:
No dead-heading necessary for continuous bloom.
Blushing Princess is cold tolerant and heat tolerant. She is very vigorous so pair her with other vigorous plants.
Blushing Princess is a "heavy drinker" and will prefer evenly moist soil. It will be quick to show drought stress, but should bounce back quickly once re-hydrated. In a hanging basket you should be prepared to water often, maybe more than once a day during warm weather. Plants are easier to keep moist when planted in large planters. Due to her water needs, Blushing Princess is ideal for use in larger planters. In containers an application of continuous release fertilizer at planting is best. To help maximize performance use applications of a well-balanced water-soluble fertilizer (according to package directions) starting in mid-summer.
Blushing Princess will also perform well in the landscape where she will function as an annual, full sun, groundcover.
While plants shouldn't need to be trimmed back, if she is taking over your walkway or is looking less than her best a trim can be administered at anytime. Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears as needed.
A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.Blushing Princess® Lobularia hybrid 'INLBUBLUPR' USPP 24,516, Can 4,779
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PeggieWho, California, United States, 1 year ago
First time buyer in 2016. Beautiful plant. Fragrant plant. Flowers like crazy. Just doesn't seem to get any bigger and is being overtaken by the Snow Princess and Dark Knight with which it shares a large urn. Like other lobularia, it needs water and lots of it. Must water 2x each day in summer if no rain is present.Matthew Lamb, Maryland, United States, 5 years ago
This alyssum held up well in our summer heat (90s for days on end) and then really hit its prime in fall as the weather cooled. The color actually deepened as the temperatures dipped, and my plants were still in full bloom into early December -- after several solid frosts. Every bit as good as 'Snow Princess' and in a nice, rich, lavender shade.George Weigel, Pennsylvania, United States, 9 years ago
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