Leontopodium alpinum

Woolly, white bracts form the unique and fascinating flowers. Forms a mat of narrow, felted, gray-green basal leaves. Native to Europe, this easy to grow alpine perennial is perfect for rock or trough gardens with fast draining, sandy or gritty soils. Thrives in cool summer climates.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreThe genus Leontopodium means Lion's Feet and refers to the appearance of the flowers. Edelweiss is the name of a song composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein for The Sound of Music.
Average Size at MaturityClump forming to 6-12 in. tall and wide, slowly spreading.
Bloom TimeEarly summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Best in sandy, well drained, neutral to alkaline soils. Best in cool summer climates. Short-lived in hot humid climates. Follow a regular watering schedule, but protect from excessive winter moisture. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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