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Leontopodium alpinum

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More About Leontopodium alpinum

  • Silvery-white, woolly bracts surround a tiny, yellow flower
  • White bracts are the most prominent feature when describing the flower
  • Silvery-gray, strap-like foliage
  • Extremely drought tolerant
  • Excellent choice for rock gardens
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Interesting Notes:

Native to the Swiss Alps.

Zone:

2

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

30-35 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Edelweiss Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in an average to dry, well-drained, sandy soil, in full sun. Before winter, do not cut the green or dead foliage as it is needed to protect the roots. Prune old foliage when new growth appears in the spring. Maybe a short-lived perennial in Ontario climates. Leontopodium has been know to self-seed, but not consistently. 


Leontopodium alpinum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Silver
Gray

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging