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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
does cerastium need to be sheared in early summer when it begins to trail and yellow at the center?
No, this will indicate a problem with your soil. They prefer things on the dry side, so I could suspect that the soil is too moist. This could cause infection, or just root suffocation, but unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see what is going on.
Generally, testing your soils for nutrient issues, or pH issues will tell you all that you need to know. If everything is within range, then you will know that you need to treat for disease.
Here are some articles that will help:
Hi, I am in zone 7b which is in the correct zone for snow in summer, however, it gets very hot and humid here in the summer months. If I plant this in a spot that just gets morning sun with mid to afternoon shade will it be enough to survive Mississippi’s heat and humidity?
According to this extension factsheet, snow in summer does not perform well in high humidity. Since you will have it in afternoon shade, you could try it in a small area first and see how it does if it is really something you like. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/cerastium-tomentosum/ https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-in-summer/growing-snow-in-summer-plants.htm
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