In the garden world it is often easy to overlook a plant which has been around for years while concentrating on the search for the latest and greatest. A friend pointed out this plant to me recently as being really useful ground cover as no weeds are able to penetrate the thick carpet it forms . I have always though it browns off a bit in mid summer making it look unappealing and then realized its native habitat is in alpine areas of Italy so it actually does a pretty good job at adapting to a range of climates and growing conditions. The tiny white flowers are just starting to appear and are delicate and very similar to Gypsophila. Definitely worth a second look.....so fade to grey this summer.