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snow montana seeds

This famous plant is perhaps THE classic alpine plant, epitomising spring, as the delicately fringed purple bells push up through the snow with leathery dark green rounded leaves. This choice, very hardy and perennial plant improves yearly if grown in loose gritty soil, but produces very few seeds indeed.

Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.

Sowing Advice

Snow montana seeds

This ground cover seed needs light to germinate. Keep the seeds moist until germination, harden the seedlings for 10 – 14 days before planting Snow in Summer ground cover plants into their permanent location.

Although Snow In Summer tolerates no foot traffic, it performs very well as a general ground cover plant. It works very well on sunny banks that are too steep to mow, between stepping stones, and in the cracks of stone walls and ledges.

How To Grow Snow in Summer From Seed: Sow Snow in Summer seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before setting out. Use small pots and sterile starter mix. Sow Cerastium seeds lightly on the surface of the starter mix, and press the Snow in Summer seeds into the mix.

Snow in Summer (Cerastium Tomentosum) – Easy-to-grow from Snow in Summer seeds, this perennial is a great herbaceous ground cover plant which is low-growing, creeping, very dense and mat-like, and 6 inches tall by 12 – 24 inches wide.

How to grow

Snow in Summer has evergreen leaves that are grayish green and covered with soft-textured whitish hairs. Each reaches 1 inch long by 1/4 inch wide and is oblong in shape. These ground cover plants perform best in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil with low fertility. Excellent tolerance to drought and little watering is required once they are established. Snow-In-Summer prefers full sun; however, plants in hot zones do better in light shade. Snow in Summer ground cover can spread by self-sowing.

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