Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead


Cerastium tomentosum

About This Species

Zone 3a

Grow me instead of Purple deadnettle

Snow-in-summer has deep green evergreen foliage with mounds of round white flowers in spring. It is a groundcover that looks great in mass plantings or in rock gardens. It is very drought and heat tolerant. Pollinators love it as well!

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions