Cerastium Tomentosum – Snow in Summer

Cerastium Tomentosum

Snow in Summer

European native

Considered a short-lived perennial, that is easy to propagate with cuttings and will easily reseed itself if not sheared after blooming.

Size: 4-6″ (height x 15-18″ wide

Growth rate, habit: slow, upright arching clump

Foliage: Silvery gray wooly leaves, evergreen

Flowers:   Small white blooms with yellow centers

 

Native Alternatives:

Cerastium Arvenese — Field chickweed that is often confused with common or mouse-eared chickweed.  Its beautiful spring blooming white flowers are found under gambel oaks in native areas.

 

Pearly Everlasting

Artemisia frigidathis will be the replacement if I can find a supplier of it. The height though varies quite a bit and my intention was to have  a low growing light colored plant. Its listed as one that some Boulder nurseries stock.  I planted an Artemisia schmidtiana in the pollinator garden to add color in the winter as its semi-evergreen.

 

 

In the Garden

2019 – Planted 5 plants for its light silvery color and flowers.  I may replace this with Pearly Everlasting or better if I can find a supplier this lovely, cerastium Arvenese

 

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