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A spreading, mat-like perennial that is perfect for the rock garden.  This plant can become invasive so it is recommended to shear it back after flowering.



Common Name: Snow in Summer, Taurus Cerastium, Mouse-Ear Chickweed, Silver Carpet
Botanical Name: Cerastium
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought and will grow in dry to moist soils.  Suitable soil is well-drained, loamy or sandy with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Ground cover plant, naturalizing
Pests: None serious
Diseases: Root rot
Good Companion Plants: Bellflower, Catmint, Peony, Red Valerian, Cushion Spurge, Yarrow
Care: Divide in spring or fall if necessary.  Trim plant back after flowering to keep it neat and compact. Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water soluble fertilizer.  

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Cerastium tomentosum
Snow in Summer, Mouse Ear Chickweed, Silver Carpet, Taurus Cerastium
zones 4-7
Description:  Masses of snow white flowers bloom in early summer atop the dense mat of silvery gray foliage.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Silvery gray
Height: 6-8"
Spread: 24-36"

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Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo-Yo'
Snow in Summer, Mouse Ear Chickweed, Silver Carpet, Taurus Cerastium
zones 3-7
Description:  An undemanding groundcover for full sun and poor soil. In other words, a dream come true! Highly valued for its woolly gray foliage, 'Snow in Summer' lives up to its name in late spring and early summer when the foliage is smothered in luminous white flowers. Though Cerastium can be a rapidly spreading groundcover, 'Yo Yo' has a more restrained, compact habit, making it easier to control. Try growing it in pockets of stone walls, on slopes, or in poor, dry soil where other perennials struggle. It grows especially well in northern zones where summers are cooler and less humid.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Grey
Height: 3-6"
Spread: 6-12"

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