Scientific Name: Cerastium tomentosum
Common Name: snow-in-summer
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Rock garden, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Tomentose, Lanceolate, Linear, Spatulate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Cyme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Short-live perennial; leaves sessile, most lanceolate 1.5-2cm long x 3-8mm wide, woolly due to greyish-white hairs; flowers 1.5-2cm wide, petals 5, heart-shaped, white, May-Jun.