Plant Number: 1.130.050  
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Cerastium tomentosum

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A very useful groundcover perennial, often grown in dry, sunny areas with poor soil. Plants form a low, fast-spreading mat of silvery-grey leaves, studded with tiny white star flowers in late spring and early summer. An indestructible choice for difficult sites, but be sure to plant this where its spreading habit will not become a problem. Beautiful spilling over rock walls or on steep sunny slopes, used as a lawn substitute. Also grows well in tubs or mixed containers. Easily divided in spring or fall. Plants should be clipped hard or mowed (to 2 inches) after blooming to maintain a tidy habit.


Zone 1 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Silver

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Lawn Substitute
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

Spread
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches



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