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Leontopodium alpinum
Common Name: Edelweiss Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

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These alpine perennials have woolly white leaves and white spring flowers with felted bracts. Low growing and small, they do best in rockeries and raised beds. Edelweiss is a classic plant native to the European Alps. Though it's a bit old-fashioned we think it's fun so we still carry it which warms the hearts of our Swiss customers. Trivia Question: What plant family is Edelweiss part of? Answer: The aster family. I didn't know! How fun is that?

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourYellow 
Height4-8'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourSilver 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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