|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.
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.