Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Snow in Summer
Cerastium tomentosum

Snow in Summer (showing leaf color)
Snow in Summer (showing leaf color)
Gray green foliage and small white flowers produced in large quantities. 
Full sun. Prefers a moist to dry, well drained soil. 
  • 'Yo-Yo'-more compact than the species.
Mature Height
6-12 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - June
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

High humidity and wet conditions can lead to fungal leaf problems. Root rot can occur on wet soils.
Additional Notes


Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic