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

  • Star-shaped, white flowers
  • Grows 3-6 in. tall
  • Blooms in late spring to early summer
  • Deer-resistant perennial
  • Drought tolerant, once established
A great ground cover for dry, sunny areas! Snow in Summer is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial that grows 3-6 in. tall. In late spring to early summer, clusters of star-shaped, white flowers open above the gray-green foliage. When massed, the blooms look like a snowdrift. The plants will self-seed if the spent blooms are not removed. Snow in Summer spreads quickly and will even cascade over walls. It's drought tolerant, once established, and deer tend to avoid. For the best performance, plant in full sun. Zones 3-7.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Fall 2021 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
5A & 5B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
6A & 6B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
7A & 7B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
8A & 8B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
9A-10B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 25, 2021

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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Product Details

Product Details

  • 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.

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