Snow In Summer Cerastium tomentosum

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Botanical Name:

Cerastium tomentosum

Family:

Caryophyllaceae

Genus:

Cerastium

Species:

tomentosum

Common Name:

Snow In Summer

Height:
5-15 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Cerastium tomentosum

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Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in-Summer) is a herbaceous flowering plant and a member of the carnation family. It is generally distinguished from other species of its genus by "tomentose" or felty foliage.
* An evergreen groundcover with woolly light gray foliage, white flowers in June; easy, can be invasive; Wyman notes that one plant will quickly cover a square yard.
* It is a low, spreading perrenial native to alpine regions of Europe. The stems & leaves are silvery-grey, whilst the flowers are star-like, white & about 15mm across.
* It has proven popular as a cultivated ornamental and can be found in gardens the world over. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov