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Edelweiss: superb mountain plant

Edelweiss: superb mountain plant

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The edelweiss or silver star or lion's foot is one of the most famous and popular mountain plants.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Leontopodium
Family : Asteraceae
Type : Perennial

: 10 to 30 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, even poor

: Obsolete
Flowering : May to July

In rockery, in beds or in planters, it is used for its great decorative power.

Plantation of edelweiss

Planting edelweiss is best done in spring, at the rate of one foot every 15/20 cm, and preferably in a mixture of garden soil and potting soil.

  • The edelweiss likes a sunny situation
  • It is a plant that needs well-drained soil

Maintenance of the edelweiss

Edelweiss is a virtually maintenance-free plant that will bloom again year after year.

  • Remove wilted flowers as you go.
  • You can cut back in the fall.

Things to know about edelweiss

Edelweiss is a perennial with pretty white flowers covered with a wool-like down, typical of our mountains.

It is also called lion's foot, silver star or glacier star, obviously because it is in these high places that it is found in the wild.

Very original, this herbaceous plant has adapted perfectly to our gardens even if it is in rockeries that she will enjoy the most.

On the edge, in rockery or in a planter, this plant will charm you with its many advantages.

Finally, note that edelweiss is found in various uses, both cosmetic and food. She would have anti-inflammatory properties recognized and, in the kitchen, she goes perfectly with chocolate especially.

Smart tip

You don't need to add fertilizer to the plant because it doesn't need it.

Also read on perennials:

  • Multiply your perennials by dividing the tuft

Video: Edelweiss Perennials GardenPalooza (July 2022).


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