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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 15-25 cm
Plant Spread: it spreads until you stop it
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 2-3 weeks
Depth to plant seed: 1/16 inch
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Other: take cuttings in the spring
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

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Common names
  • Snow-in-Summer
  • Mouse-Ear Chickweed

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Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2021-06-03
Location: my rock garden in St Louis
Date: 2023-05-20
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-05-06
Location: England
Date: May
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-05-15
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2020-05-28
Snow in Summer, (Cerastium tomentosum) in Michigan
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (near Brussels - Belgium)
Date: 2023-05-15
Location: In my garden
Date: Sep 25, 2011 5:12 AM
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (near Brussels - Belgium)
Date: 2023-05-15
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (near Brussels - Belgium)
Date: 2023-05-15
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-05-14
Location: IL
Date: 2012-04-17
Before blooming when more green and compact.
Location: Grantville, Georgia
Date: 2013-04-11
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: June 04, 2015
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2008-10-15
Location: IL
Date: 2012-05-08
Location: IL
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2016-09-26
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2014-05-30
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-07-19
Location: Madrid, Spain | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-08

Date: 2009-05-15
Credit  John Stratford

photo by ghislain118
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2016-09-26
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2016-09-26
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Comments:
  • Posted by dnrevel (Michigan - Zone 6a) on Jan 25, 2023 12:42 AM concerning plant:
    In SE Michigan, zone 6a, this plant is vigorous but controllable. For immediate appearance, it appears to be a delicate, white-flowering groundcover with silvery foliage. It is attractive and blends well, accenting many other plants and flowers. The roots are not deep, and it can be managed easily in the midwest USA.
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Nov 12, 2013 4:55 PM concerning plant:
    I have had difficulty with this plant in the Pacific Northwest. It does not fill out well so tends to be weedy and then when all the weeds are pulled it is leggy. I've moved it three times to different exposures, and finally just yarded it out. It never became aggressive for me, which I have heard can be a problem for others. Pretty little groundcover if it will grow in your area.
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