Cerastium tomentosum ‘Yo Yo’



I bought this in april 2017 at the University of Illinois Plant Sale (RIP, as the event is no more) as a gallon pot for $2.50. Actually, I bought two, but the other one didn’t have nearly enough sun or drainage and ended up being fertilizer for some dwarf yellow irises.

‘Yo Yo’ is supposed to be 6-12″x15″ (a ‘more restrained variety’, they say), but I think this one has spread to at least 36″. There are some lovely sedum underneath that I probably need to rescue.

It’s a reliable bloomer, starting in mid-May here and continuing for a month or so, then sporadically blooming throughout the summer. The gray-green foliage is a great foil for other plants in summer.


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