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Edelweiss

Leontopdium alphium
HOW TO GROW EDELWEISS

Start indoors 4–6 weeks before last frost, transplant out after frost. Sow 8 seeds per plant, keep seeds moist until germination. Grows best in well-drained rock garden, ground cover planting or containers. Best in regions with cool summers, drought tolerant once established. Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 6.6–7.8. Hardiness zones 3–9. Perennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 218,000 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 3–5 years.

Planting Depth surface
Soil Temp. Germ. 68˚F
Days to Germ. 21–35
Plant Spacing 3”
Row Spacing 3”
Days To Maturity 2 years
Storage Refrigerate
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
  • edelweiss image##Photo: The Mask. Edelweiss taken in Cold Valley Nature Reserve in Italy's Bergamo Alps.##

    Photo: The Mask. Edelweiss taken in Cold Valley Nature Reserve in Italy's Bergamo Alps.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Andys. Edelweiss on the Pordoi pass in the Dolomites, Italian Alps.##

    Photo: Andys. Edelweiss on the Pordoi pass in the Dolomites, Italian Alps.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Böhringer Friedrich.##

    Photo: Böhringer Friedrich.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Springginggelar. Edelweiss in the Alps, Höfats, Germany.##

    Photo: Springginggelar. Edelweiss in the Alps, Höfats, Germany.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Thomas Mathis. Edelweiss with the Matterhorn.##

    Photo: Thomas Mathis. Edelweiss with the Matterhorn.

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Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps. Plants form a low clump of silver grey foliage, bearing clusters of wooly white flowers with small flower heads held in stars of white in early summer. Makes a nice perennial boarder plant. Good in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Grows to about 6–8” (15–20 cm...
Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps. Plants form a low clump of silver grey foliage, bearing clusters of wooly white flowers with small flower heads held in stars of white in early summer. Makes a nice perennial boarder plant. Good in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Grows to about 6–8” (15–20 cm). Used as a tea to treat diarrhea and dysentery and cooked in milk with honey and butter. Also used to treat respiratory problems, including tuberculosis. Edelweiss is used by the cosmetic industry as a cosmetic cream to aid facial wrinkles. It may neutralize free radicals and prevent the formation of superoxides, compounds associated with the signs of aging such as wrinkles. Due to its bioflavonoid content, the herb also strengthens the walls of capillaries and veins and can be used to treat varicose veins, hemorrhoids and other vascular problems. Tags: Color: White, Size: Small, Specialty: Cool Climate, Specialty: Drought Tolerant.

The plant is unequally distributed and prefers rocky limestone places at about 1800–3000 m altitude. It is non toxic, and has been used traditionally in folk medicine as a remedy against abdominal and respiratory diseases. The dense hair appears to be an adaptation to high altitudes, protecting the plant from cold, aridity and ultraviolet radiation. As a scarce short-lived flower found in remote mountain areas, the plant has been used as a symbol for alpinism, for rugged beauty and purity associated with the Alps and Carpathians, and as a national symbol especially of Austria, Switzerland and Romania. There is a folklore associated with the edelweiss in which it is stated that giving this flower as a gift to a loved one is a promise of dedication.
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  • edelweiss image##Photo: The Mask. Edelweiss taken in Cold Valley Nature Reserve in Italy's Bergamo Alps.##

    Photo: The Mask. Edelweiss taken in Cold Valley Nature Reserve in Italy's Bergamo Alps.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Andys. Edelweiss on the Pordoi pass in the Dolomites, Italian Alps.##

    Photo: Andys. Edelweiss on the Pordoi pass in the Dolomites, Italian Alps.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Böhringer Friedrich.##

    Photo: Böhringer Friedrich.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Springginggelar. Edelweiss in the Alps, Höfats, Germany.##

    Photo: Springginggelar. Edelweiss in the Alps, Höfats, Germany.

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  • edelweiss image##Photo: Thomas Mathis. Edelweiss with the Matterhorn.##

    Photo: Thomas Mathis. Edelweiss with the Matterhorn.

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Edelweiss

Leontopdium alphium
Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps. Plants form a low clump of silver grey foliage, bearing clusters of wooly white flowers with small flower heads held in stars of white in early summer. Makes a nice perennial boarder plant. Good in fresh or ...
Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps. Plants form a low clump of silver grey foliage, bearing clusters of wooly white flowers with small flower heads held in stars of white in early summer. Makes a nice perennial boarder plant. Good in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Grows to about 6–8” (15–20 cm). Used as a tea to treat diarrhea and dysentery and cooked in milk with honey and butter. Also used to treat respiratory problems, including tuberculosis. Edelweiss is used by the cosmetic industry as a cosmetic cream to aid facial wrinkles. It may neutralize free radicals and prevent the formation of superoxides, compounds associated with the signs of aging such as wrinkles. Due to its bioflavonoid content, the herb also strengthens the walls of capillaries and veins and can be used to treat varicose veins, hemorrhoids and other vascular problems. Tags: Color: White, Size: Small, Specialty: Cool Climate, Specialty: Drought Tolerant.

The plant is unequally distributed and prefers rocky limestone places at about 1800–3000 m altitude. It is non toxic, and has been used traditionally in folk medicine as a remedy against abdominal and respiratory diseases. The dense hair appears to be an adaptation to high altitudes, protecting the plant from cold, aridity and ultraviolet radiation. As a scarce short-lived flower found in remote mountain areas, the plant has been used as a symbol for alpinism, for rugged beauty and purity associated with the Alps and Carpathians, and as a national symbol especially of Austria, Switzerland and Romania. There is a folklore associated with the edelweiss in which it is stated that giving this flower as a gift to a loved one is a promise of dedication.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW EDELWEISS

Start indoors 4–6 weeks before last frost, transplant out after frost. Sow 8 seeds per plant, keep seeds moist until germination. Grows best in well-drained rock garden, ground cover planting or containers. Best in regions with cool summers, drought tolerant once established. Surface sow, press into soil, do not cover. Soil pH 6.6–7.8. Hardiness zones 3–9. Perennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 218,000 seeds per ounce. Usual seed life: 3–5 years.

Planting Depth surface
Soil Temp. Germ. 68˚F
Days to Germ. 21–35
Plant Spacing 3”
Row Spacing 3”
Days To Maturity 2 years
Storage Refrigerate
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained Soil
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