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Leontopodium alpinum Edelweiss
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Plant Type: Perennials

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. 

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Flower Color


Foliage Color

Gray white

Plant Spread

Good Companions

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

Plant Height

4-8 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Characteristics & Attributes


alpines and rock gardens, containers, cut flower, dried flower, drought tolerant, edging

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance


Full to part sun

Growth Rate

medium to fast

Seasonal Interests