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Cerastium tomentosum

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 foliage
  • Vigorous perennial
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to midsummer

Zone:

2

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

60-100 cm

Colour:

White
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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. 


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