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    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer

    Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo'

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    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo') at Hartman Companies

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer flowers

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer flowers

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    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo') at Hartman Companies

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer in bloom

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo') at Hartman Companies

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer foliage

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  8 inches

    Spread:  24 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  YoYo

    Description:

    An undemanding groundcover for sun and poor soil; highly valued for its woolly gray foliage; it lives up to its name in late spring and early summer when it is absolutely smothered in luminous white flowers; more restrained compact habit than the species

    Ornamental Features

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer is smothered in stunning white star-shaped flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems in early summer. Its attractive tomentose narrow leaves remain gray in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

    This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

    • Spreading

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
    Ornamental Features
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