Cerastium Silver Carpet
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
Cerastium tomentosum Silver Carpet is a herbaceous flowering plant & a member of the carnation family. It is generally distinguished from other species of its genus by “tomentose” or felty foliage.
It is a low, spreading perennial native to alpine regions of Europe. The stems & leaves are silvery-grey, whilst the flowers are star-like, white & about 15mm across.
C. tomentosum flowers in summer, but may also bloom at other times of the year. It has proven popular as a cultivated ornamental & can be found in gardens the world over.
Plant in a sunny position on banks, in pockets in retaining walls, between pavers and along the edge of paths. Also looks good in large patio pots and window baskets.
Easy to grow in most non-boggy soils. Trim back at the end of the season to keep the plant tidy.
Offered is a packet of 100 seeds complete with propagation notes.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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