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Cerastium candidissimum

Cerastium candidissimum is part of the Caryophyllaceae family of plants. They also call it Greek Snow-in-summer. It is a low mat-forming perennial. It is evergreen, in temperate climates. It is native to Greece. It is a good plant for edging or rock gardens. This species is rarer than other Cerastiums and is not as invasive as the Cerastium tomentosum.

Cerastium candidissimum
Cerastium candidissimum

It grows to about 15cm or 6in tall. It spreads about 30cm or 12in. It has silvery grayish-green foliage. The leaves are lanceolate. It flowers late spring or early summer. They flower for a few weeks. The flowers are white. They are star-shaped.

Cerastium candidissimum or Greek Snow-in-summer
Cerastium candidissimum or Greek Snow-in-summer

How to grow Cerastium candidissimum:

Grow Cerastium candidissimum in the sun. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. It tolerates most types of soils except wet soils. Propagate by division in spring or autumn or by seed anytime. It is drought-tolerant. It is rabbit and deer-resistant.

Cerastium candidissimum
Cerastium candidissimum

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