Dismiss Notice
MONTHLY PHOTO COMPS ARE BACK!

Get your camera out, take the best shots of your life and submit them to the photo competition!

Please Click Here!

Solved Does anyone know what this plant is called? - Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum )

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by StruanB, May 8, 2014.

  1. StruanB

    StruanB Apprentice Gardener

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Broughty Ferry, Dundee City, United Kingdom
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hello I keep seeing this plant and would like it in my garden to cover an area, keep weeds out etc. Does anyone know what it is called? Many thanks
    P.S. Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong forum :)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. StruanB

    StruanB Apprentice Gardener

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Broughty Ferry, Dundee City, United Kingdom
    Ratings:
    +0
    (It's the green silvery bush bedding plant with the white flowers) My friend said it might be caled Baby's Breath /Gypsophila?
     
  3. Phil A

    Phil A Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    Welcome to Gardeners Corner :sign0016:

    I've moved the thread into the ID forum :ccheers:
     
  4. Ilkley Gardeners

    Ilkley Gardeners Gardener

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2013
    Messages:
    104
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Self Employed fixing computers
    Location:
    Ilkley, West Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +131
    Common name is Snow in Summer, not gypsophlia.

    "Proper name" is Cerastium tomentosum
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • StruanB

      StruanB Apprentice Gardener

      Joined:
      May 8, 2014
      Messages:
      3
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Broughty Ferry, Dundee City, United Kingdom
      Ratings:
      +0
      thank you <3 :ThankYou:
       
    • Ilkley Gardeners

      Ilkley Gardeners Gardener

      Joined:
      Jun 6, 2013
      Messages:
      104
      Gender:
      Male
      Occupation:
      Self Employed fixing computers
      Location:
      Ilkley, West Yorkshire
      Ratings:
      +131
      It's a little cracker for ground cover, in my old house I had it trailing down a bank in the front garden and it had a lovely effect.

      Don't let the soil dry out too much though, my banking was really poor soil and overshadowed by two massive Horse Chestnut trees, caused the bank to dry out and the roots really made it difficult to disturb, think the banks are basically clear of the plants now.
       
    Loading...

    Share This Page

    1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
      By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
      Dismiss Notice