Cerastium tomentosa

Snow in Summer

Cerastium also Known as snow-in-summer, is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial which is typically massed in sunny locations as a ground cover.  Tufts of narrow, gray-green leaves form a 6-12 inch tall foliage mat.  Best grown in dry, sandy, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a  wide range of soils.  Grows well in cool summer climates. Spreads by runners to fill in areas.  Plants will self-seed in the garden if spent blooms are not removed.  Large beds can be mowed on a high setting.  Plugs can be planted 9-12” apart to quickly cover large areas.

Height: 6-12 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Zone: 3-7
Full Sun
Foliage: Grey
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Deer Resistant: Yes
Evergreen: Yes