Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum
Quarter of a teaspoon of open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Snow in Summer - my favourite ground cover.
Blankets of sparkling small white blooms from late spring to early summer give this tough perennial groundcover its name. After the blooms fade, the plant’s wooly silver foliage remains; it can handle some of the toughest droughts.
Cerastium tomentosum is an herbaceous flowering plant and a member of the carnation family. It is generally distinguished from other species of its genus by "tomentose" or felty foliage. It is a low, spreading perennial native to alpine regions of Europe. the stems & leaves are silvery-grey, whilst the flowers are star-like, white & about 15mm across.
Sow seeds in autumn and spring. Seeds need light to germinate. Germination is in 14-25 days.