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
Native to the Swiss Alps.
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
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum
Landscape usesRooftop (extensive)