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Cerastium spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cerastium Overview

Genus containing over 200 hardy annual and perennial species characterised by their beautiful, small, star-shaped, white flowers and carpet-forming growth habit. This genus is distributed worldwide, with the most species found in northern temperate climates and some species are considered weeds. Others are cultivated as garden plants, they grow vigorously and would be well placed in rock gardens or against walls. Flowers have 5 deeply clefted petals, creating a unique flower structure and foliage is light blue-green in colour.

How to propagate Cerastium


You can propagate by division in the spring.

Other uses of Cerastium

Grown for their star-shaped flowers. Some species are useful as ground cover.