‘Edelweiss…Edelweiss…every morning you greet me…’ Leontopodium alpinum is the national flower of Switzerland, and the star subject of the popular song from The Sound of Music. It displays 2-3″ wide, silver-white, woolly flower heads. Silver-gray leaves are also woolly. Edelweiss is a much loved native to the Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathians. Herbaceous perennial.
Plant in very well-drained, gritty soil. Good in rock gardens, troughs, and gravel gardens.
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Edelweiss, edelweiss Every morning you greet me Small and white Clean and bright You look happy to meet me . You’ve probably heard the song (Sound of Music) but have you ever actually seen the flower? Leontopodium alpinum – Edelweiss blooms are 2-3″ wide, silver-white and woolly! The silver-gray leaves are also woolly. A much loved native to the Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathians. Plant it in very well-drained, gritty soil. Good in rock gardens, troughs, and gravel gardens. It’s so unique! Hardy to USDA Zone 4-9. 🐸