Alyssum DeltoideumPurple Alyssum
- Class and Order
- Tetradynamia Siliculosa
- Generic Character
- Filamenta quædam introrsum denticulo notata. Silicula emarginata.ALYSSUM deltoideum caulibus suffrutescentibus prostratis, foliis lanceolato-deltoidibus, siliculis hirtis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. p. 591. Sp. Pl. 908
- LEUCOJUM saxatile thymifolio hirsutum cæruleo-purpureum. Bauh. Pin. 201.
Plants which flower early, and continue a long while in bloom, are deservedly preferred, more especially by those who content themselves with a partial collection; of that number is the present species of Alyssum, which begins to flower in March, and continues to blossom through April, May, and June, and, if favourably situated, during most of the summer.
It is properly a rock plant, being hardy, forming with very little care a neat tuft of flowers, and not apt to encroach on its neighbours.
May be propagated by parting its roots in Autumn, or by cuttings.