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Leontopodium alpinum


Leontopodium alpinum is an alpine perennial with woolly white leaves and white spring flowers with felted bracts. Low growing and small, they do best in rockeries and raised beds. Edelweiss is a classic plant native to the European Alps. Though it's a bit old-fashioned we think it's fun so we still carry it which warms the hearts of our Swiss customers. Trivia Question: What plant family is Edelweiss part of? Answer: The aster family. I didn't know! How fun is that?

Common Name: Edelweiss

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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