Snow in summer plants

Snow In Summer Seeds – Cerastium Ground Cover Seed

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 – 10

Height: 6 inches

Bloom Season: Late spring and summer

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Full sun

Foot Traffic: No

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.5 – 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 14 – 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 seeds cover 100 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 inches

Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please

Care & Maintenance: Snow in Summer

Snow in Summer (Cerastium Tomentosum) – Easy-to-grow from Snow in Summer seeds, this perennial is a great herbaceous ground cover plant which is low-growing, creeping, very dense and mat-like, and 6 inches tall by 12 – 24 inches wide. Although Cerastium Snow In Summer tolerates no foot traffic, it performs very well as a general flowering ground cover plant. It works very well on sunny banks that are too steep to mow, between stepping stones, and in the cracks of stone walls and ledges.

The evergreen leaves are grayish green and covered with soft-textured whitish hairs. Each reaches 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide and is oblong in shape. Growth for this perennial ground cover is moderate to fast. Snow in Summer ground cover plants perform best in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil with low fertility. Excellent tolerance to drought and little watering is required once they are established. Snow-In-Summer prefers full sun; however, plants in hot zones do better in light shade. Trim back the spent blooms to tidy up the plant. Snow in Summer ground cover can spread by self-sowing.

Sow Snow in Summer seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before setting out. Use small pots and sterile starter mix. Sow Cerastium seeds lightly on the surface of the starter mix, and press the Snow in Summer seeds into the mix. This ground cover seed needs light to germinate. Keep the seeds moist until germination, harden the seedlings for 10 – 14 days before planting Snow in Summer ground cover plants into their permanent location.

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Description:

Snow in Summer (Cerastium Tomentosum) – Easy-to-grow from Snow in Summer seeds, this perennial is a great herbaceous ground cover plant which is low-growing, creeping, very dense and mat-like, and 6 inches tall by 12 – 24 inches wide. Although Cerastium Snow In Summer tolerates no foot traffic, it performs very well as a general flowering ground cover plant. It works very well on sunny banks that are too steep to mow, between stepping stones, and in the cracks of stone walls and ledges.
The evergreen leaves are grayish green and covered with soft-textured whitish hairs. Each reaches 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide and is oblong in shape. Growth for this perennial ground cover is moderate to fast. Snow in Summer ground cover plants perform best in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil with low fertility. Excellent tolerance to drought and little watering is required once they are established. Snow-In-Summer prefers full sun; however, plants in hot zones do better in light shade. Trim back the spent blooms to tidy up the plant. Snow in Summer ground cover can spread by self-sowing.
Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3 – 10
Height: 6 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring and summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun

Growing Snow In Summer Plants – Information On The Care Of Snow In Summer Ground Cover

Ground covers are an attractive way to cover a lot of area in a garden quickly. Snow in summer flower, or Cerastium silver carpet, is an evergreen ground cover that flowers from May to June and grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 3-7. This stunning European native is a member of the carnation family and is deer resistant.

Flowering is profuse, with blooms that are silvery white and star-shaped, and when in full bloom, this mounded plant resembles a pile of snow, hence the plant’s name. However, the flowers are not the only attractive part of this showy plant. The silver, grayish green foliage is a dainty addition to this plant and retains its rich color year round.

Growing Snow in Summer Plants

Growing snow in summer plants (Cerastium tomentosum) is relatively easy. Snow in summer likes full sun but will also thrive in partial sun in warm climates.

New plants can be started from seed, either directly sown into the flower garden in early spring or started indoors four to six weeks before the last expected frost date. The soil must be kept moist for proper germination but once the plant is established, it is very drought tolerant.

Established plants may be propagated by division in the fall or by cuttings.

Space the snow in summer flower 12 to 24 inches apart to give plenty of room for spread. Mature plants grow to 6 to 12 inches and have a spread of 12 to 18 inches.

Care of Snow in Summer Ground Cover

Snow in summer ground cover is very easy to maintain but will spread rapidly and may become invasive, even earning the nickname mouse-ear chickweed. The plant spreads quickly by reseeding and sending out runners. However, a 5-inch deep edge will usually keep this plant in its borders.

Use a high-nitrogen fertilizer when planting and a phosphorus fertilizer after plants bloom.

Don’t let Cerastium silver carpet ground cover go unnoticed. Growing snow in summer plants in rock gardens, on slopes or hillsides, or even as a knockout border in the garden will provide long-lasting pearly white blooms and stunning silvery color year round.

Snow in Summer Cerastium Tomentosum is a herbaceous evergreen perennial. Snow in Summer seeds germinate fast, and they can be started directly outdoors in spring or fall. Cerastium Tomentosum is a low growing, creeping, mat-like, evergreen ground cover that grows 6-8 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Snow in Summer features foliage with oblong, gray-green leaves that are covered with soft-textured whitish hairs. Starting from late late spring and through summer, Snow in Summer produces clusters of pristine white flowers on a top of 8-12 inch flower stems that rise slightly above the foliage forming a snow-like carpet.
Snow in Summer makes an excellent ground cover that works very good on too steep to mow, sunny banks between stepping stones, and in the cracks of stone walls and ledges. Snow in Summer is also an outstanding alpine and rock garden plant that re-seeds itself providing continuous growth. Cerastium Tomentosum seeds produce the short lived, evergreen perennial plant that grows fast and performs best in well-drained sandy or loamy soil with low fertility. Snow in Summer grows best in full sun and shows excellent tolerance to drought, so little watering is required.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing – press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days

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