Cerastium tomentosum – Snow in Summer

This is a low growing, evergreen spreading perennial, flowering in spring. This is apopular ornamental plant worldwide; spreading easily, but not invasively, through its rhizomes. It grows to a height of about 20cm with a profusion of star-like white flowers above silvery-grey foliage.

This is a superb plant for covering the ground, especially a sloping bank, or for cascading from a dry stone wall. It is a tough and reliable plant, only requiring a comprehensive shearing after flowering.

Click here to view the Cerastium tromentosum page in Karin’s Garden.