Top Questions About Snow In Summer

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Questions About Snow In Summer

Asked by
geo1 on
April 25, 2016
Torrington, Wy 82240

Q. snow in summer blooms

My snow in summer just keeps growing the green vines. If I cut off the tops, will they bloom? If not, how do I get them to bloom?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 26, 2016

Is your Snow In Summer planted in full sun?
What zone are you growing in?
Snow In Summer will not preform well in the heat and humidity of the south.
Here is an article to refresh you on the care requirements.

An application of phosphorous may encourage blooming.

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Asked by
kathe beltran on
April 19, 2017
los angeles, 90048

Q. snow-in-summer (cerastium tomentosum)

Our snow-in-summer has brown, bald spots. We have a beautiful carpet of snow-in-summer in the front lawn area. It gets full sun in Southern California (we have a bit of ocean breeze), but there are more and more bald, brown, dead spots. Our neighbor has the same plant but no bald spots. What might it be? Thank you.

Answered by
Alisma on
April 20, 2017
Certified Expert

First, check whether your garden provides the best conditions for this plant. Snow-in-summer does best in gardening zones 3-7, while most of Southern California is in zones 8-10, so the weather is probably a bit hot for them (although the ocean breeze probably helps). Make sure your soil is well-drained and doesn't have patches that stay wet for too long. They also prefer poor soil with not very much organic matter, and with a pH between 6 and 7.8.

To fill in the gaps, you could pull out the dead areas and reseed or divide some of your existing plants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 14, 2018

Q. Snow in summer plant

Hi, I live in a city near Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. According to USDA plant hardiness zones, Jakarta is 12. From your article “Growing Snow In Summer Plants – Information On The Care Of Snow In Summer Ground Cover” it is said that, Snow in Summer grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 3-7.

So, i want to ask, even if Jakarta’s in zone 12, can Snow-in-Summer grows well? i want to plant snow-in-summer but I’m afraid that my city (and the weather) is just too hot that it’ll die.

Thank you

Answered by
MichiganDot on
June 14, 2018

You are correct; Jakarta is too hot for this plant. Even in my zone 5b-6, the plant struggles in summer. It just can't take the heat and leaves become sparse and tan unless watered diligently.

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