Spreading like beautiful snowflakes along any lawn or garden, the Snow in Summer plant (Cerastium tomentosum) is attractive and abundant with downy grayish-white colors spreading quickly across lawn borders. One of the leading ground cover flowering plants, this gorgeous ground cover works best with full sun exposure and works great in dry sunny banks with dry soil. Snow in Summer ground cover flowers in late spring or early summer, with flowers showing a white color with yellow stamens that fades to gray in deep sunlight. You'll see small star-shaped flowers with five petals that appear twice the size petal-wise due to being deeply divided. Foliage is linear with silver wooly leaves one-half inch to 1.25 inches long. Stunning leaves are just as nice for landscaping appearance as the bright white blooms everybody loves. And, its stunning leaves are as great for your landscape as the flowers!
Don't worry about pruning - the Snow in Summer Plant should be "good to go" for several months of maximum lawn border effect. The pristine snowlike appearance is the perfect complement for lawn borders seeming to cascade along the top of a wall or rim of a rock garden and landscaped lawn. Blooms are plentiful and growing is easy for this evergreen low spreading perennial that grows moderately to fast with deep sun environments. It reaches heights of three-to-six inches while spacing eight-to-10 inches apart.
Planting InstructionsSet plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
Winter CareNo winter care needed.
Flower FormSmall star-shaped flowers with 5 petals but appears as if there are 10 because they are deeply divided.
Foliage TypeNarrow, gray-green leaves 1" long and 1/4" wide. Leaves are evergreen.
Soil RequirementWell-drained soil in full sun.
Watering RequirementWater regulary
PruningPlants 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.
Unique CharactersticsSilver woolly leaves are just as appealing for the landscape as the bright white blooms that are so plentiful, it's as if it's snowing. Perfect choice for a low border along taller perennial plantings, cascading at the top of a wall, rock garden specimen or groundcover.