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botanical name:
Leontopodium alpinum
Leontopodium alpinum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Edelweiss
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: slow
growth habit:
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Small clump-forming alpine with narrow felty-hairy, grey-green leaves. Upright stems of yellowish-white flowerheads surrounded by star-shaped felty greyish white bracts, in spring or early summer.

cultivation:
Sharply drained, gritty, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Ovoid excessive winter wet.

propagation:
From seed or by division in early spring. Divisions can be slow to establish.

usage:
Rock gardens, alpine house.

other notes:
From the mountains of Central Europe.
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