Plants in this genus are annual or perennial, mostly native to Europe and North America. Most have starry white flowers and low, mat-forming foliage which is usually hairy. Most cerastiums perform well on rock walls and in rock gardens. The most common species in this genus is Cerastium tomentosum, commonly known as snow-in-summer for its silvery foliage and white flowers.
CareProvide cerastiums with full sun and well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 7
Propagation Sow seed in fall or divide in spring.