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Cerastium alpinum var. lanatum
Woolly Snow-in-summer
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Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet
1.130.020

A very slow-growing alpine plant, forming a low carpet or cushion of fuzzy silver-grey leaves. Short stems of starry white flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Best grown in the rock garden, in a gravel scree or alpine trough garden. Tolerates drought and poor sandy soils, once established. Divide every two to three years in spring or early autumn. Mulching around the plant with pea gravel will help to prevent rotting in wet winter areas. For the extra trouble of growing this, it’s a little gem for the rock garden and well worth the effort.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   2-5 cm
   1-2 inches

Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches


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