Leontopodium alpinum Edelweiss

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Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps.  Plants are a low growing clump of silvery gray foliage, with the yellowish white wooly flowers appearing in early summer.   Short lived in gardens, these will sometimes self seed when they're happy.  Drought tolerant once established. 

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Gray white

Plant Spread

Plant Height

4-8 in.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Gentiana acaulis Hybrid 'Holzmann', Globularia punctata, Gypsophila repens 'Red Neck', Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora.

Characteristics & Attributes


alpines and rock gardens
cut flower
dried flower
drought tolerant

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full to part sun

Growth Rate

medium to fast

Seasonal Interests

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