×
To buy, sell or swap plants and use our full service please log in or sign up – GreenPlantSwap is completely free!
Record your plants before you lose the plant labels! Just tick the ‘Garden’ box (below) on each plant. Learn more

Cerastium tomentosum

Snow-in-summer

Garden

Wishlist

  • Cerastium tomentosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cerastium tomentosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.9m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourWhite silver

Description

Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in-summer). This is a low growing spreading evergreen perennial alpine plant. The foliage is silvery grey-green, The flowers are white-green and star-shaped they will appear in mid spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Alpine

Other common names

Dusty miller, Mouse-ear

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Ground cover, edging, border, rock garden, walls, banks.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


  • Cerastium tomentosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Cerastium tomentosum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Give them good soil drainage which is essential. They will prefer full sun and will performs best in cool regions. They will spread by underground runners; it is easily divided in the spring. You can cut back after flowering to encourage bushiness.

Propagation

Seeds need light for germination. Division in spring. Cut back after flowering to encourage bushiness.

Search or browse our Glossary of 3,000+ botanical and plant-related terms


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Have something to say about this plant?
Click to write a post, ask a question or share a tip.


Cerastium tomentosum posts


    To view Cerastium plants offered near you, enter your postcode or log in.

    Get started & find out why

    Posts of the WeekPosts & Events

    Open your garden for Thrive
    Rhubarb

    “It’s not just gardening,
    it makes us healthier and happier”

    Production v5.9.2 (00577d2)