- Botanical Name:Cerastium tomentosum
- Height:3 – 6 inches
- Spacing:8 – 10 inches for quick coverage.
- Spread:12 – 24 inches
- Light Required:Full Sun
- Color:White with yellow stamens
- Size:2″ Pot
- Blooms:Late Spring
- Flower Form:Small star-shaped flowers with 5 petals but appears as if there are 10 because they are deeply divided.
- Soil Requirements:Dry Soil
- Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
- Pruning:Plants will self-seed if spent blooms are not removed. Best to shear off flower stems after bloom to prevent self-seeding, reduce future foliage decline. Divide every year to maintain compact size.
- Foliage:Narrow, gray-green leaves 1″ long and 1/4″ wide. Leaves are evergreen.
- Comments:Blooms late spring to early summer for 2 – 3 weeks. Vigorous ground cover with silvery leaves. Good plant for poor soil site. Attracts butterflies. This wonderful plant, with its attractive, grayish, downy foliage and abundance of star-shaped white blooms, looks like a snowdrift. Spreads quickly and even cascades over walls. Space 8 – 10 inches apart. Perfect choice for a low border along taller perennial plantings, cascading at the top of a wall, rock garden specimen or groundcover.
This wonderful plant, with its attractive, grayish, downy foliage and abundance of star-shaped white blooms, looks like a snowdrift. Spreads quickly and even cascades over walls. Space 8-10″ apart.