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Plant at Wisley now named.

Plant at Wisley now named. (Cerastium tomentosum)

Some GoY members asked what the grey/white planting was at Wisley. I e-mailed RHS Wisley for ID and am pleased to say I now know it is Cerastium tomentosum. Common names, dusty miller, snow-in-summer. Can be annuals or mat-forming perennials with simple leaves and star-shaped five-petalled white flowers.

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I had it and it is very invasive.

4 Oct, 2016


A nice effect but as Costa says, very invasive.

4 Oct, 2016


A blast from the 70s!

4 Oct, 2016


Thanks for the ID Shirley - I did wonder. I have it too, but like the fact that it spreads :)

They look very effective with this planting.

4 Oct, 2016


Thanks all ...

5 Oct, 2016


I have this thanks to Bloomer, and I love it!

10 Oct, 2016


Lovely, it's very pretty ... :o)

11 Oct, 2016


There is a path alongside one wall of our church with an enclosed children's play area on the other side of it. Against the wall the is a very narrow area of soil in which this plant was put in many years ago. It flowers very well each year & it then spreads - or tries to - across the path. But of course it gets trodden on when people use the path yet it still grows back year after year. It gets no kind of care whatsoever, when it rains it gets some water but when it is hot & dry it just has to get on with it - no help from humans! (One year I did water it quite a bit in the summer but can't really say if it made much difference!)

11 Oct, 2016


Some plants are just 'low maintenance' aren't they?

12 Oct, 2016


Just as well some are or these would have died out years ago!

13 Oct, 2016


Yes indeed! :o)

14 Oct, 2016


Not seen this one for many years....

11 Dec, 2016


Not sure I had come across it before seeing this flower bed!

12 Dec, 2016

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