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Scientific Name: Cerastium tomentosum L.
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
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Snow-In-Summer at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in late May
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-10

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mountains of Europe and western Asia

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 8 inches tall (20 cm), spreading

Watering Needs: Regular to abundant water, needs good drainage.

Propagation: Seeds or division of rhizomes

Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Cultural Practices:
Divide in fall or early spring. Plant 12-18 inches apart (30-45 cm). Each plant can grow to 2 or 3 feet spread (60-90 cm) in one year. They can be invasive.

Blooming Habits:
The white flowers come in large quantities in late spring to early summer.

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