Snow-in-summer, Wooly mouse-ear chickweed , Dusty miller , Jerusalem star , Snow plant , Snow in summer
C. tomentosum – C. tomentosum is a vigorous, mat-forming, deciduous perennial with linear, white-hairy, silvery grey-green leaves and, in late spring and summer, star-shaped, white flowers with notched petals.
White in Spring; White in Summer
Silvery-grey, Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green, Silvery-grey in Summer; Grey-green, Silvery-grey in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Generally disease free
Trim back spent flower stems to prevent unwanted seedlings and to promote a tidy, compact shape. Can be mown at a high setting. Ideal for dry, sunny banks or gravel gardens.
Tends to self-seed. Divide every year to help maintain a compact mat size.
Division, Seed, Stem tip cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Cerastium tomentosum (Snow-in-summer) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.
Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance
Grow in dry, sandy soil in full sun. Will not tolerate waterlogged conditions. Best in areas with cool summer climates
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral