Edelweiss (Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum)

Botanical names:
Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum Accepted
Leontopodium alpinum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4-8 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: near white
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

Photo gallery:
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-21 2:53 pm. This newcomer is reaching for the sun.
By HemNorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-17
By Patty
Give a thumbs up
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-07-15
By growitall
Give a thumbs up
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2015-07-10 1:28 pm. Some bugs and insects are interested in a newcomer to t
By HemNorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-07-01 1:31 pm. The petals are like felt, and the blossoms - quite diff
By HemNorth
Give a thumbs up
Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-05-25
By zuzu
Give a thumbs up
Date: 2013-05-18
By Paul2032
Give a thumbs up
Courtesy Outsidepride
By vic
Give a thumbs up
Location: Twisp
By lauribob
Give a thumbs up
Location: Betty Ford Alpine gardens Date: 2019-08-26
By piksihk
Give a thumbs up
Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez
By admin
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:

Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2016 6:11 PM

National flower of Austria.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Untitled by MaryDurtschi Aug 22, 2019 6:15 PM 0

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Calypso"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.