Cerastium tomentosum
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Cerastium tomentosum

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Common Name: Snow-in-Summer
Hardiness Zone: 3-7S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Mature Height: 10" Spacing: 12-18"
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Cerastium tomentosum is a spreading mat-former that seldom exceeds 10″ in height but extends itself up to 3′ across. In late spring, this Snow-in-Summer forms a dense carpet that is covered for several weeks with masses of star-shaped, 3/4″ white flowers that completely obscure the handsome, silvery gray foliage. Responds well to shearing after flowering.

Cerastium is a large, popular genus with dozens of species, most being low-growing perennials that are grown for their silvery foliage and abundant white flowers. Grow in any sunny, well-drained spot and you can count on a fine show every year.

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Latin Name Pronunciation: se-ras'tee-um  

This large genus includes as many as 100 species, most of them low-growing annuals and perennials. Plants form spreading mats of silvery foliage that cover themselves with masses of white flowers in late spring.

Plant in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil. Shear after bloom to keep plants compact. Excellent for edging a border or spilling over the top of a retaining wall.

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