Cerastium tomentosum

Jumbo Snow-in-Summer

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.
Zones3 - 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height4-6" tall
Mature Spread15-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015350

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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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.
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SKUHC015350
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
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
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
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