Plants with both attractive foliage and flowers are always a great addition to any flower garden.  Snow-in-Summer, while very easy to grow, can get a bit invasive so make sure you prune it back after flowering to keep it tidy and divide it yearly to keep it under control.  It has the ability to grow in almost all conditions and with it’s spreading nature it is common to see it overflowing a rocky hillside or terraced step.


Cerastium tomentosum

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Dry, well draining
  • Height: 4-10″
  • Width: 10-18″
  • Bloom Time: Spring to early Summer
  • Bloom Colour: white
  • Foliage Colour: Silver
  • Pests and Disease: Root rot
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders, slopes, groundcover
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, drought tolerant
  • Zone: 3-10

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