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
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
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-06-21 2:53 pm. This newcomer is reaching for the sun.
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-17
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-07-15
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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
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-07-01 1:31 pm. The petals are like felt, and the blossoms - quite diff
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2007-05-25
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Date: 2013-05-18
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Location: Twisp
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Location: Betty Ford Alpine gardens Date: 2019-08-26
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Photo courtesy of: Jose Vicente Ferrandez
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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2016 6:11 PM

National flower of Austria.

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