How to Grow Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium Tomentosum)

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The snow-in-summer, or cerastium tomentosum, is a plant that makes a nice ground cover and produces little white flowers in the summer. Use a stem and a root of snow-in-summer to grow the plant with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to learn all about how to grow Cerastium, or snow-in-summer. And it's a gorgeous kind of a rock plant, that creeps along and makes a great ground cover. So Cerastium or snow-in-summer, it's called snow-in-summer because they grow and make a nice ground cover, and then in the middle of the summer they produce little white flowers all over the nice silvery foliage. And so when you look at a blanket of color of the white it looks like snow in the summer, and they're just beautiful. Snow-in-summer does great in zones 6 to 10, so they can handle quite cold temperatures, too, down to 0 degrees. And so they'll come back year after year. You can start them by seed in the spring, or you can actually take any part of a division. So that's just a stem and a root; any part of it, you replant it and it will grow again, and it will make a nice ground cover, even in a hanging basket, because it'll just cover everything and make a nice blanket of snow in the summer.