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Cerastium - tomentosum 'Silver Carpet' / Snow in Summer

    Cerastium - tomentosum 'Silver Carpet' / Snow in Summer

    Cerastium tomentosum 'Silver Carpet', commonly known as Snow-in-Summer, is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial with silver-gray foliage and delicate white flowers. It is a popular ground cover plant, particularly in rock gardens and borders, due to its attractive appearance and ease of cultivation.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 10-15 cm (4-6 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: White
    • Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
    • Foliage: Silver-gray, woolly
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, sandy or loamy soil, pH level 5.5-7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 2

    Cerastium tomentosum 'Silver Carpet' is an excellent ground cover plant, perfect for rock gardens, border edges, and as a filler plant between taller perennials. It is also suitable for planting in containers or hanging baskets.

    This plant is low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for novice gardeners. Its silvery foliage provides a stunning contrast to other plants in the garden and helps to brighten shady areas. The delicate white flowers add an attractive touch to the plant, making it a popular choice for gardeners.

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    Care Instructions:
    Cerastium tomentosum 'Silver Carpet' prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering. Deadheading the plant after flowering can encourage it to produce more blooms. The plant may need to be pruned back to maintain its shape and size.

    Final Thoughts:
    Cerastium tomentosum 'Silver Carpet' is a versatile and attractive ground cover plant that is easy to grow and maintain. Its silvery foliage and delicate white flowers add a beautiful touch to any garden, making it a popular choice for gardeners.