Cerastium Tomentosum Care And Growing Guide

Cerastium Tomentosum is a herbaceous plant that is perennial and remains evergreen. This flowering tree grows up to 30cm and rarely 45 cm. Moreover, Snow-in-summer has some dense hairs.

Scientific Name: Cerastium tomentosum

Common Names: The common name of this flower is Snow-in-summer.

Leaves:The leaves of this plant are lanceolate to linear in shape. And grows up to 30mm. The leaves of this plant are covered with frizzy, silky, silvery hairs that create whitish felting.

Inflorescence: The inflorescence of this plant contains fifteen flowers.

Flowering Time: The ideal blooming time of this plant starts from May to July.

Native:These flowers are native to Italy and some regions of Europe.

Stems colour:The stems of these flowers grow in attractive sliver-greyish colour.  

Flowers:Snow-in-summer are beautiful white flowers that are just like stars in shape.

Family: Snow-in-summer are herbaceous flowers and are members of the Caryophyllaceae family.


Species:C. tomentosum

Suitable Condition To Grow:

  • These flowers have no high need for better growth.
  • It can grow well even in poor soil.
  • The soil should be gravel and weld drained.
  • Cerastium tomentosum loves to grow in a sunny place.
  • With the help of its rhizomes, these flowers spread widely.


  • It is considered one of the famous ornamentals.
  • These flowers are widely grown in various regions of the world.
  • Snow-in-summer can create a beautiful silver carpet.


  • In the spring season, it is crucial to facilitate the soil with good fertilizer.
  • It is crucial to prevent this flowering plant from getting over wet.
  • In dry climates provide it needed water.
  • For maintenance, the gardener can propagate this plant through its rhizomes.
Frequently Asked Question:

Which is the perfect season to grow these flowers?

These flowers thrive to grow in full sunlight. But if the climate is warm then it will prefer partial sunlight. It is best to plant Cerastium tomentosum at the beginning of the spring season.

Are snow-in-summer flowers toxic?

No these flowers do not have any toxic elements in them.

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