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Cerastium tomentosum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ser-ASS-tee-um toh-MEN-toh-sum
Description

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

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cerastium
    Species:
    tomentosum
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Italy, Corse & Sicilia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Bundle of 0.5-0.7 in. 5-petaled white flowers in spring; small nonshowy fruit
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1 in. grayish-green leaves covered with soft-textured whitish hairs; oblong to lance-shaped
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No