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Leontopodium wilsonii

All of the edelweiss species are lovely, with silvery grey (occasionally green) mats of foliage and short, upright stems carrying the starry heads of flowers, which are always thickly covered in tiny hairs to give felt-like indumentum. In fact the flowers are insignificant, and the most visible and attractive parts are the softly hairy, silvery grey bracts, making a multi-pointed star. They are all mountain plants, but some are from rocks and stony places, some from grassy meadows, and some from woods.

Leontopodium wilsonii is a fairly robust species, taller than most, with typical starry edelweiss flowers, silver grey and hairy, on stems densely lined with silvery grey leaves.

Pot Size 9 cm pot
Width 20cm
Height 30cm
Family Asteraceae
Flowering Late summer
Garden habitat sun or partial shade
Soil well drained soil
Plant category Alpine
Height range


9 cm pot £4.00
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