Moonlight Knight® Sweet Alyssum Lobularia hybrid
FeaturesI have that NATURAL BEAUTY thing going for me.
Masses of fragrant soft yellow blooms cover green foliage from planting to hard frost. Very heat tolerant, great in landscapes and containers.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BeesButterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:8 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Soft yellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in landscapes and containers.Maintenance Notes:
No dead-heading necessary for continuous bloom. Moonlight Knight is cold tolerant and heat tolerant. He is also 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 water needs Moonlight Knight 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.
Moonlight Knight 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 the plant is taking over your walkway or is looking less than the 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.
The collection of Lobularia from Proven Winners® has quickly gained in popularity since being introduced in recent years. These plants continue to win awards for their unique tolerance to heat and their extended season performance.Moonlight Knight® Lobularia hybrid 'INLBUMOKNI' USPP 32,673, Can PBRAF
543211Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2020 Top Performer - Mid Season Michigan State University 2020 Director's Select - Sun Penn State 2020 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens 2020 Top Performer - Hanging Baskets University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids 2020 Top Performer - In Ground University of Minnesota - Grand Rapids 2020 Perfect Score All Season Oregon State University 2020 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield 2020 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville 2020 Top Performer - Early Season Michigan State University 2020 Top Performer - Final Michigan State University