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Cerastium tomentosum

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A low growing perennial that is a very useful groundcover is features silver-grey foliage accented by dainty white star flowers in late spring. A indestructible choice for difficult garden sites can be used as a lawn substitute, but make sure it is planted where it’s spreading growth habit does not become a problem.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 0.5 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 1.5 ft FLOWER Late Spring, White
ZONE 3 FRUIT No Fruit
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Latin Name: Cerastium tomentosum
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Growth Rate:

Fast growth rate

Foliage:

Mat of small narrow slivery-grey leaves

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant, as a groundcover, in edging or in a massed planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Native:

Native

Notes:

 Common Concerns: Short-lived

Invasive:

Invasive - Can be considered aggressive

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in spring

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires poor, dry conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Should be clipped back hard or mowed after blooming to maintain tidy habit

Clump Division:

Can be divided as frequently as every year to maintain compact size

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

May have herbal edible/medicinal uses but not widely known

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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Pot Size

#1 Pot