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Mouse-ear chickweed

Cerastium spp.

Also known as


Cerastium alpinum ENBLA05 by Enrico Blasutto (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mouse-ear chickweed Overview

Genus containing over 200 hardy annual and perennial species characterised by their beautiful, small, star-shaped, white flowers and carpet-forming growth habit. This genus is distributed worldwide, with the most species found in northern temperate climates and some species are considered weeds. Others are cultivated as garden plants, they grow vigorously and would be well placed in rock gardens or against walls. Flowers have 5 deeply clefted petals, creating a unique flower structure and foliage is light blue-green in colour.

How to propagate Mouse-ear chickweed


You can propagate by division in the spring.

Other uses of Mouse-ear chickweed

Grown for their star-shaped flowers. Some species are useful as ground cover.


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