Lobularia maritima, commonly called sweet alyssum, is one of the easiest annuals to grow. It is a mat-forming plant that produces spreading mounds of well-branched stems clad with linear, lance-shaped, gray-green leaves (to 1” long). Plants typically grow 3-9” tall to 12” wide. Dense clusters of sweetly fragrant, tiny, white 4-petaled flowers cover the foliage mounds from spring to early summer. Flowering is often so profuse as to totally hide the foliage. Its creeping habit makes it very useful for Miniature, Fairy Gardens or hanging baskets. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 3-9.