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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 Gertens

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 Gertens

Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer in bloom

Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer in bloom

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Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum 'Yo Yo') at Gertens

Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer foliage

Yo Yo Snow-In-Summer foliage

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Height:  6 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

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 only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 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 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.

Gertens Sizes and Prices


#1 container - $7.99

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

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