Cerastium tomentosum

Jumbo Snow-in-Summer

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This jumbo snow-in-summer has large stems and leaves and was discovered growing in a Santa Fe, NM. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet of white blooms in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 4-5" x 15-18" wide.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBLOE21

Details

4-5" x 15-18" wide. Horticulturist David Salman found this jumbo snow-in-summer growing in a Santa Fe, NM landscape some years ago. Its large stems and leaves caught his attention, being distinct from what he had been growing for years. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet of white blooms in late spring. It is especially recommended for poor, sandy soil sites where turf struggles.
SKU HBLOE21
Common Name Jumbo Snow-in-Summer
Botanical Name Cerastium tomentosum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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2.7

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2.0

Stay Tuned

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from Denver

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Cerastium tomentosum:

Nothing happened the first year. Hope it makes it till next year.

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5.0

Wonderful, vigorous plant

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from Boulder, CO

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Cerastium tomentosum:

    I love this plant as a groundcover and use it in my own yard and in clients' yards. I was introduced to snow-in-summer when we moved to Boulder 25 years ago. There was a large patch of it around a gorgeous red peony in the fixer-upper house we bought, and both plants bloomed at the same time and looked great together. I often plant snow-in-summer, peonies, and bearded irises together.

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    1.0

    A challenged plant!

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    from Birmingham, AL

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Healthy
    • Our hot and humid climate discouraged it.

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about High Country Gardens Cerastium tomentosum:

      Quality plants were received and placed in appropriate setting. Had enjoyed it greatly in the Rocky Mtn. West. It is there, just sitting. We are very hopeful that it survives the thus far very warm fall and winter and will adapt to zone 8.

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      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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