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© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Edelweiss
growth rate: slow
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
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.
Sharply drained, gritty, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Ovoid excessive winter wet.
From seed or by division in early spring. Divisions can be slow to establish.
Rock gardens, alpine house.
From the mountains of Central Europe.