Edelweiss (Leontopodium Alpinum) 200 seeds (#1525)
Leontopodium alpinum, commonly called edelweiss, is a clumping, loosely-tufted, woolly perennial wildflower that is native to rocky, limestone, alpine areas in Europe.
It typically grows to 30 cm tall, and slowly spreads over time by rhizomes to form colonies. Yellow disk flowers subtended by showy, fuzzy, white-woolly, bract-like leaves bloom from July to September on short stems rising up from a mat of narrow, felted, gray-green basal leaves.
his species is now protected in a number of European countries including Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France.
Genus name comes from the Greek words leon meaning a lion and oura meaning a tail with reference to the inflorescence.
Specific epithet means alpine.
Common name comes from German edel (noble) and weiss (white). Edelweiss is the name of a song composed by Rodgers and Hammerstein for The Sound of Music.
Approximately 200 seeds in 0,1g packet.
Genus - Leontopodium
Species - Alpinum
Common name - Edelweiss
Pre-Treatment - Required, (30 days cold moist stratification)
Hardiness zones - 4 - 7
Height - 0,15 m
Spread - 0,15 m
Plant type - Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Porous, not too rich, sandy to gritty
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Rock garden. Raised beds or border fronts
Bloom season - June - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
Sow from February to April inside on surface of moist soil.
Kepp at +18-+24C.
Light need for best results
The seeds germinate in 5-15 days.
- Stock: 21
- Model ID: #1525