CERASTIUM tomentosum

Snow in Summer



Height: 3-6" (7-15 cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder)
Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family)
Genus: Cerastium
Species: tomentosum (woolly)
Cerastium tomentosum

Cerastium tomentosum is an old-fashioned rockery plant often inherited in old gardens. It is a rampant perennial, forming dense mats or hummocks of evergreen, silvery, pointed leaves, covered throughout the summer months in star-shaped white flowers. It is ideal for covering walls or rocks, especially in poor soil in sunny sites, to the extent that it can become invasive.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(64 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is a small ball.

Seed The seeds are tiny black balls. There are several seeds in a seed pod.

Seedling The seedlings have greyish pointed leaves.

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