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Snow in Summer

Perfect Choice for a Low Border or Ground Cover

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Snow in Summer

Perfect Choice for a Low Border or Ground Cover

This wonderful plant, with its attractive, grayish, downy foliage and abundance of star-shaped white blooms, looks like a snowdrift. Spreads quickly and even cascades over walls. Space 8-10" apart.
  • 70884
  • potted plant
  • $5.99
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  • Botanical Name: Cerastium tomentosum
  • Height: 3 - 6 Inches
  • Spacing: 12-18"
  • Depth: 2-3"
  • Spread: 3/4 - 1"
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Color: White with yellow stamens
  • Size: Potted
  • Blooms: Late Spring
  • Zone: 3-7
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: Small star-shaped flowers with 5 petals but appears as if there are 10 because they are deeply divided.
  • Soil Requirements: Dry Soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast.
  • Pruning: Plants will self-seed if spent blooms are not removed. Best to shear off flower stems after bloom to prevent self-seeding, reduce future foliage decline. Divide every year to maintain compact size.
  • Foliage: Narrow, gray-green leaves 1" long and 1/4" wide. Leaves are evergreen.
  • Comments: Blooms late spring to early summer for 2 - 3 weeks. Vigorous ground cover with silvery leaves. Good plant for poor soil site. Attracts butterflies. This wonderful plant, with its attractive, grayish, downy foliage and abundance of star-shaped white blooms, looks like a snowdrift. Spreads quickly and even cascades over walls. Space 8 - 10 inches apart. Perfect choice for a low border along taller perennial plantings, cascading at the top of a wall, rock garden specimen or groundcover.

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