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Cerastium alpinum var. lanatum
Cerastium alpinum var. lanatum
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Cerastium alpinum var. lanatum

Woolly Snow-in-summer

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.130.020

A very slow-growing alpine plant, forming a low carpet or cushion of fuzzy silver-grey leaves. Short stems of starry white flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Best grown in the rock garden, in a gravel scree or alpine trough garden. Tolerates drought and poor sandy soils, once established. Divide every two to three years in spring or early autumn. Mulching around the plant with pea gravel will help to prevent rotting in wet winter areas. For the extra trouble of growing this, it’s a little gem for the rock garden and well worth the effort.

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Cerastium alpinum var. lanatum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate