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Alyssoides utriculata

Bladder pod

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Features

  • BloomsJune to May
  • Height0.25m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow flowers
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Alyssoides utriculata (Bladder pod). This species is rather short lived with densely crowded leaves. The fragrant, tubular flowers are yellow and held on erect racemes and will appear in the spring and summer. The seed pods are rounded and puffed out, which give the descriptive common name.

Also known as Alyssum graecum.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Alpine

Interest and use

Grown in rock gardens. The seedpods are ideal for dried arrangements.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These plants are suitable for dry banks and rock gardens. Frost hardy. Needs sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn.

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