Cerastium tomentosum Silver Carpet

Snow In Summer, Starry Grasswort

Type: Perennials,Groundcovers
Height: Short 8" (Plant 14-18" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Silvery-gray foliage is covered with cheerful white flowers in late spring to early summer. The combination of flowers and foliage bring a refreshing feeling to the garden. Cerastium Silver Carpet cascades over walls nicely.

Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.

Features to Note:

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Groundcovers
  • For a Sunny Spot

Cerastium General Information:

Cerastium are good for hot dry spots and one of the best selections for colder areas. Needs well drained soil but will thrive in poor soil. Will tolerate drought once established.

Cerastium Plant Care:

Shear back by one-third after flowering for fresh full foliage. Avoid shearing during hot dry conditions. Spring clean up is recommended. Can be divided every year if necessary to maintain boundaries.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: CESC