Edelweiss

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

ZONE:
2

COLOUR:
Yellow

HEIGHT:
15-20 cm

SPREAD:
30-35 cm

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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. 

Additional Notes about Edelweiss:


Native to the Swiss Alps.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Xeriscape
FLOWERING TIME:
Lt. Spr-Sum
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Gray
Silver