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Cerastium tomentosum

Common Name(s):
Snow-in-summer
Category:
Groundcover
Comment:

Does not tolerate foot traffic; space 10-12 in. apart; drought tolerant

Height:
6-12 in.
Hardiness:
3 to 10
Foliage:
1 in. grayish-green leaves covered with soft-textured whitish hairs; oblong to lance-shaped
Flower:
Bundle of 0.5-0.7 in. 5-petaled white flowers in spring; small nonshowy fruit
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers well-drained, sandy to loamy soil with low fertility
Size:
6-12 in., spread of 12 in.
Form:
Creeping mat
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 254

Cerastium tomentosum Cerastium tomentosum
T. MA, CC BY-NC-2.0
Cerastium tomentosum groundcover
Kingsbrae Garden, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Cerastium tomentosum Cerastium tomentosum
Phil Sellens, CC BY - 2.0
Cerastium tomentosum Cerastium tomentosum
Adriana W. Van Leeuwen, CC BY-NC-2.0
Cerastium tomentosum Cerastium tomentosum
Drew Avery, CC BY - 2.0