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Cerastium tomentosum

Snow in Summer

Mouse-ear Chickweed
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cerastium tomentosum
Principal Common Name Snow in Summer
Common Name(s) Mouse-ear Chickweed
Synonym
Description Dense, low growing groundcover with silver foliage and white flowers through summer.
General Comments Good for slopes or level ground, does not take foot traffic. May look a little shabby in winter.
Origin
Nativity Italy to Sicily in mountains
Height Range 6 - 8 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Silver
Leaf Texture Fuzzy : Hairy
Form Groundcover
Flower Color White
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade : Full sun on coast - shade inland desert
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Cold Tolerant : Color : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Texture

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