Leontopodium alpinum description
Woolly, unusual cream flowers in late spring and in to the summer.
As the flowers mature their centres take on a more orange look.
The foliage can vary from very silver to a grey green.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, containers, an alpine bed or rock garden and is fairly trouble free if given well drained soil.
Also known as Leontopodium nivale ssp.
Common name: Edelweiss or Cat’s Paws or Alpine Snow Flower.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 20 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 25 plants per square metre.
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