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Snow in summer in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cerastium tomentosum

 

Snow in summer

A quick growing, low spreading, mat forming plant with white star shaped flowers, the leaves are soft and grey/white in spring turning to grey in the summer.

 
plant Features
  • Snow in summer likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Snow in summer likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Snow in summer is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Snow in summer likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Snow in summer

Latin name

Cerastium tomentosum

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Caryophyllaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Snow in summer likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Snow in summer is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Snow in summer likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Snow in summer likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Snow in summer is 1.50meters x 0.40meters 1.50 M 0.40 M

Cerastium tomentosum

A quick growing, low spreading, mat forming plant with white star shaped flowers, the leaves are soft and grey/white in spring turning to grey in the summer.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Container grown plants can be planted through the season.

 

Flowering

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

White star shaped flowers from late spring throughout the summer.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Mid Summer

Sow seeds under glass from late winter through to mid-summer, using a suitable compost.

 

Propagation by cutting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Stem tip cuttings are taken in the spring/early summer from this years growth. Cleanly cut just below a leaf joint, up to a 10cm tip, remove lower leaves and pinch out the tip, dip into hormone compound and place them around the edge of a pot filled with cutting compost., water well. Place a plastic bag over the pot to give humidity, the bag must be removed a couple of times a week to ventilate, put the pot in a light spot but avoid direct sunlight.

 
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