Snow In Summer Cerastium Drought Tolerant Ground Cover Plant Seed

Snow in Summer Seeds

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

Latin Name: Cerastium Tomentosum

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

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Care & Maintenance: Snow in Summer

Snow in Summer (Cerastium Tomentosum) - Easy-to-grow from Snow in Summer seeds, this drough tolerant 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.

Sun loving flowers

Although Snow In Summer tolerates no foot traffic, it performs very well as a general 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.

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Ground cover seed | snow in summer

How to grow

How To Grow Snow in Summer From Seed: 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 which are resistant to drought.

  • Sowing Rate: Approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover, but press into soil
ground cover snow in summer

Flower Specifications

Snow in Summer has evergreen leaves that 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. These 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. Snow in Summer ground cover can spread by self-sowing.

  • Height: 6 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes