Edelweiss Seeds - Leontopodium Alpinium - Perennial & Beautiful
Quantity: 20 Seeds
Edelweiss, aka Edelweiß, or Leontopodium Alpinium is a perennial member of the daisy family, Asteraceae, and are hardy to zone 5. The plants can grow up to 8 inches tall, and the flowers are very beautiful and distinctive; they attract a wide range of pollinators too. These plants originate from the alpine regions of Europe; however, they can grow just about anywhere, and thrive in various soil conditions. Edelweiss makes for an excellent ground cover, and growing them anywhere in or near the garden will increase pollination of crops and other plants in the area due to the increase of pollinators they attract. These plants are quite easy to grow, and will add a distinctive flare to the garden. The flowers dry to look similar to how they look when fresh, so they do well in dried flower arrangements. As a bonus, the petals are fuzzy, and feel very nice too. These plants are deer resistant, so they don't need to be planted within a fenced area.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
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Edelweiss seeds may be started in pots in the winter or spring, or directly sown onto the ground. The plants are said to do best when cold stratified for 8 - 12 weeks; however, We've had great success with no stratification as well. If sown indoors, plant the seeds in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. It is best to sow the seeds on the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. The plants don’t require very much attention once established other than maybe a layer of mulch, and a bi-weekly watering.