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Cerastium tomentosum

Cerastium tomentosum - Snow-in-Summer

More About Cerastium tomentosum

  • Bright, tiny white star-shaped flowers with dainty yellow centres
  • Flowers rise slightly above the foliage
  • Mat-forming ground cover with petite, silvery-gray leaves
  • Vigorous perennial
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to midsummer

Zone:

2

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

60-100 cm

Colour:

White

Snow-in-Summer Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a dry, sandy, well-drained soil in full sun and is quite drought tolerant. If grown in wet soils, cerastium will grow leggy and may develop root rot. After blooming, shear or mow to 5 cm to maintain a tidy, dense habit. Excellent for rock walls or steep, sunny slopes. 

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Cerastium tomentosum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Trailing

Foliage Color

Silver
Gray

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging