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Notes About :Leontopodium

All Edelweiss types are outdoor plants (they don't last indoors), winter dormant (no top growth in winter) and hardy to at least -20 degrees Fahrenheit. They are fairly easy to grow in most well drained soils and like most plants, they don’t like wet. They'll perform best planted in the garden or in larger planters and are not picky as far as alkalinity of the soil. Fertilizing should be very little and grow them in full sun, light shade in hotter climates. All Edelweiss types are generally not fond of hot and humid climates. Having said that, folks in IA, IL, IN, OH, MD, NJ and VI have been able to grow them more or less successfully, just to give you an idea where they can be grown. Of course anywhere north of these states is better still. The Pacific NW, Northern California and any mountainous area is more favorable as well.
Leontopodium alpinum, the Edelweiss of the Alps is generally short lived; 2-7 years. We recommend growing the variety 'Matterhorn' and Asian edelweiss varieties; they are longer lived and better at adapting to different climates. Among the many Asian species, L. jorachayi stands out as the longest blooming with a heavy second flush in fall and an equally good persistence and longevity. Read more about Edelweiss by clicking on info link next to the Leontopodium link on the left of the webpage. Also, make sure to check out the Trumpet Gentians to go along with your Edelweiss. (Click on the "Gentiana" link to the left)

Pot Size Zone ? Bloom Season Exposure Height Price Quantity
3 1/2" 4 June-July - 4-8" $7.00  
The real thing, of the Swiss Alps. Bloom consists of yellowish-white flowers surrounded by stars of flannel-textured, gray-white bracts. Needs well drained, rather lean soil. It's generally shorter-lived (2-7 years) than all others. Unique to this species is that they vary greatly from plant to plant in shape, size and coloring. Leaves and petals can be very narrow to broad, leaf color from green to silver, flower color from bright white to grayish-greenish tinged. Please see 'Matterhorn' for a “classic”, uniform selection or any other Leontopodium for longer-lived versions of the Edelweiss.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

Pot Size Zone ? Bloom Season Exposure Height Price Quantity
3 1/2" 4 June-July - 4-8" $37.80  
Special! 6 plants.The real thing, of the Swiss Alps. Bloom consists of yellowish-white flowers surrounded by stars of flannel-textured, gray-white bracts. Needs well drained, rather lean soil. It's generally shorter-lived (2-7 years) than all others. Unique to this species is that they vary greatly from plant to plant in shape, size and coloring. Leaves and petals can be very narrow to broad, leaf color from green to silver, flower color from bright white to grayish-greenish tinged. Please see 'Matterhorn' for a “classic”, uniform selection or any other Leontopodium for longer-lived versions of the Edelweiss.
SHIPPING: August thru April 15, we can ship these 6 in a flat rate box. If the shopping cart charges $19.00 and over, we'll reimburse for amounts over $17.00.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

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3 1/2" 4 June-Sept. - 6-10" $9.75  
An impressive new selection of the European Edelweiss, with the “classic” look and extended longevity and bloom time. The first plant we planted 2008 is still going strong. It survived the hot summer of 2009 with temps between 98F and 104F for a week unscathed, on the west side of our house, with blooms and all. ‘Matterhorn’ can be grown like any other sun perennial, be it in a border or rock garden. It has a strong root system and fills out 3 ½” pots fast. Before planting, make sure to pull some of the roots out (we use the anvil blade of an old pair of pruners) and after the initial soaking-in after planting, keep moist for several weeks. This will ensure the plant establishes well.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

Pot Size Zone ? Bloom Season Exposure Height Price Quantity
3 1/2" 4 July-Sept. - 6-8" $8.00  
A long-lived, tough Asian species with medium-sized flowers and long, narrow petals as well as leaves. Grows in compact clumps. Easily grown in well drained soil.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

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3 1/2" 4 June-Aug. - 6-8" $8.00   Sold Out
-Ready April 2016- While most Asian Edelweiss species originate in the Himalayas and Pamir Mts., this one is native to Japan, and also S.E. China and Korea. Very similar to L. camtschaticum and as adaptable.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

Pot Size Zone ? Bloom Season Exposure Height Price Quantity
3 1/2" 4 July-Sept. - 6-8" $8.00  
Another long-lived and rare Himalayan species with a bit broader petals and leaves. Slow spreading, forming small mats of mid- to dark green foliage. Floriferous and re-blooming in fall. In our experience over the last 12 years, L. jorachayi has been the best performer for us.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

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3 1/2" 4 June-Sept. - 4-5" $8.00  
-Ready April 2016- Maybe not the "real thing" from the Alps, but nevertheless prettiest. Covered with small, pointy flowers on short stems all summer, appearing as though grown in high altitudes. Forms small mats and is longer-lived than L. alpinum. They'll tolerate dryer spells once established, which takes several months. Until then, they need to be kept moist until established. We had the best success by planting them in fall.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

Pot Size Zone ? Bloom Season Exposure Height Price Quantity
3 1/2" 4 July-Aug. - 4-8" $9.00  
Amazingly tough! You'd think growing at an altitude of 14,000 feet they wouldn't take temps in the 100s, but they did just fine. Bears typical Edelweiss flowers, although not very numerous, grow this one for the unusual silvery-fuzzy foliage and toughness.
BEFORE ORDERING, PLEASE read very important information about growing Edelweiss on top of the main Edelweiss page.

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