Leontopodium alpinum


Of the 35 species, only the Edelweiss is well-known. Anyone who saw the film, "The Sound of Music," will remember the song inspired by the soft, woolly, white beauty of their flowers. Short-lived, they grow easily from seed and are perfect in rock gardens.
Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweiss
Papery, white flowers on short stems sit on a woolly, crown-like pedestal. Needs lots of water, sun and excellent drainage but dislikes winter and wet summers. Buy in containers in spring.

Attributes - Leontopodium alpinum

Plant Type: Biennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Height: 4 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Showy Flowers.

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