Cerastium biebersteinii DC.
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Cerastium biebersteinii is a perennial.
Cerastium biebersteinii was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1823. The name is considered as validly published.
Cerastium biebersteinii is a species in the genus Cerastium which contains approximately 259 to 380 species and belongs to the family of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The type species of the genus is Cerastium arvense.
The comparatively fast-growing perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 5 to 40 centimetres.
Cerastium biebersteinii is evergreen. The yellow-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are linear and sessile. The leaves are around 10 to 20 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Cerastium biebersteinii produces dichasial cymes of white five-stellate flowers from May to June.
Cerastium biebersteinii is native to the Crimean Peninsula.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10.
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
The recommended planting distance is 30 to 35 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 15. Suited for cottage gardens, rockeries, roof greening and for beds and borders, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, cemetery plant, groundcover, container plant and as slope plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.