Botanical Name: Lobularia Maritima
Plant Family: Mustard/Brassica family (Brassicaceae)
Description: An annual that blooms early and holds its blooms throughout the growing season. Features a sweet fragrance that attracts many butterflies, bees, (and humans too!) Low grown forming small dense clumps, but not aggressive.
Growing Conditions: Easily grown from seed in average, moist, or well draining soils. Full sun.
Bloom Time: April - Jun
Bloom Color: White
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Host for cabbage white, attracts a variety of native bees and butterflies. Beneficial early nectar source.
Native Status: Not a US native, though non-invasive
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden