Cerastium tomentosum

Scientific name: Cerastium tomentosum


Common names: “Snow in summer” “dusty miller” “Jerusalem star” “snow plant” “wooly mouse-ear chickweed”

Plant Type: Deciduous perennial


Zone: 3-7

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Exposed or  sheltered

Soil: Average – poor

Moisture: Moist well drained, drought tolerant


Plant Size: H 2-6″ W spreading groundcover

Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow, white-hairy mat forming leaves

Flower: star-shaped white flowers with notched petals, in late spring and summer

Pruning: N/a

Maintenance: Low, can shear or mow after bloom

Landscape use: Groundcover, mixed border, good bulb cover

Propagate: By seed, division, stem cuttings

Pests & Disease: Generally healthy

Comments: Ideal for dry sunny areas, tough plant


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