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Cerastium tomentosum


Snow-in-Summer

USDA Zone: 1-9

Plant number: 1.130.050


A very useful groundcover perennial, often grown in dry, sunny areas with poor soil. Plants form a low, fast-spreading mat of silvery-grey leaves, studded with tiny white star flowers in late spring and early summer. An indestructible choice for difficult sites, but be sure to plant this where its spreading habit will not become a problem. Beautiful spilling over rock walls or on steep sunny slopes, used as a lawn substitute. Also grows well in tubs or mixed containers. Easily divided in spring or fall. Plants should be clipped hard or mowed (to 2 inches) after blooming to maintain a tidy habit.

Further details for
Cerastium tomentosum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Silver
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast













Cerastium tomentosum


Snow-in-Summer

USDA Zone: 1-9

Plant number: 1.130.050


A very useful groundcover perennial, often grown in dry, sunny areas with poor soil. Plants form a low, fast-spreading mat of silvery-grey leaves, studded with tiny white star flowers in late spring and early summer. An indestructible choice for difficult sites, but be sure to plant this where its spreading habit will not become a problem. Beautiful spilling over rock walls or on steep sunny slopes, used as a lawn substitute. Also grows well in tubs or mixed containers. Easily divided in spring or fall. Plants should be clipped hard or mowed (to 2 inches) after blooming to maintain a tidy habit.

Further details for
Cerastium tomentosum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Silver
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast