Common Mouse-ear | Cerastium fontanum

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Embrace the dainty allure of Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum) from our wildflower nursery! This resilient perennial, with its mat-forming habit, graces your garden with delicate, star-shaped white blooms nestled amid slender, grey-green leaves. Adaptable to various soils and lighting conditions, it effortlessly enhances both formal and natural landscapes.

A favourite among bees and butterflies, it fosters biodiversity and adds a touch of charm to your space. Easy to cultivate, Common Mouse-ear brings a carpet of greenery and subtle elegance to your garden. Elevate your landscape with this low-maintenance and visually pleasing wildflower – order now and let the enchantment bloom!



Botanical Information: Common Mouse-ear

Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum), a delicate and resilient perennial, belongs to the pink family. With its mat-forming habit, this wildflower showcases small, white, star-shaped flowers nestled among slender, grey-green leaves. Typically reaching heights of 10 to 40 centimetres, it adorns gardens and natural landscapes with a charming and unassuming presence.


Thriving in a variety of habitats, Common Mouse-ear is often found in meadows, grassy areas, and along woodland edges. Its adaptability to different soil types, including well-drained and sandy soils, makes it a versatile species. Preferring full sunlight, it can also tolerate partial shade, showcasing its ability to thrive in diverse environments.

Benefits to Wildlife

Common Mouse-ear plays a vital role in supporting wildlife, providing a nectar source for bees and butterflies. The small, white flowers attract these pollinators, contributing to the overall health and diversity of the surrounding ecosystem. Additionally, the mat-forming habit of the plant offers shelter for small insects, further enhancing its ecological value in supporting local fauna.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Common Mouse-ear is not currently listed as endangered in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to different habitats contributes to its resilience. While not facing significant conservation threats, the plant’s role in supporting pollinators and its association with diverse ecosystems align with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of maintaining and protecting its populations.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate Common Mouse-ear for its ease of cultivation, especially in well-drained soils and sunny locations. As a perennial, it forms a low-maintenance ground cover, creating a carpet of greenery and white blooms. Its adaptability to various soil types makes it suitable for both formal gardens and more naturalistic settings. Common Mouse-ear’s ability to self-seed and naturalize adds to its appeal, making it a delightful choice for those seeking an enduring and visually pleasing addition to their outdoor spaces.

Common Mouse-ear stands as a charming and adaptable perennial, celebrated for its botanical simplicity and ecological contributions. From its delicate white flowers to its ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on pollinators and visual allure, Common Mouse-ear remains a cherished choice for those seeking an enduring and visually impactful addition to their outdoor spaces.

More Information


The Wildlife Trusts

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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