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PlantFiles: Snow-In-Summer
Cerastium tomentosum 'Silver Carpet'

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cerastium (ker-RAS-tee-um) (Info)
Species: tomentosum (toh-men-TOH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Carpet

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral magmally On Jun 25, 2010, magmally from Middleboro, MA wrote:

I am having a problem with my snow in summer plants. They seem to sag and get brown in the center. I have them planted in an ideal location and I wonder if I am doing something wrong like overwatering?

Neutral bonehead On Nov 19, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Not a robust plant for me (Pacific NW), definitely not an invasive problem. I had it planted in dappled shade, moved it to full sun, still somewhat scraggly. Nice silvery foliage with white flowers, so I'm hoping the new location will perk it up.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Menifee, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Croton On Hudson, New York
Warren, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Stanwood, Washington
Cody, Wyoming



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