Drought Tolerant Edelweiss Leontopodium Alpinum Ground Cover Plant Seed

Edelweiss Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 6 - 8 inches


Bloom Season: Summer

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Full sun

Soil type: Gritty, well-drained, pH 6.8 - 7.8

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Leontopodium Alpinum

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 35 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 8 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 8 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Edelweiss

Edelweiss (Leontopodium Alpinum) - Grow these famous flowers from Edelweiss seeds! Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps, best suited to growing in a well-drained xeriscape rock garden, mass ground cover planting, or alpine trough. Leontopodium Alpinum plants form a low clump of silvery grey foliage, bearing clusters of wooly white flowers with small flower heads held in stars of glistening whitish bracts in early summer.

Europeans historically have used the Edelweiss herb as a tea to treat diarrhea and dysentery. Edelweiss herb plants are also used widely as a cosmetic cream to aid healing and control facial wrinkles.

A variety of uses

This flower is good for cutting, and it can be used in fresh or dried arrangements. Rock gardens, raised beds, or even containers are also great environments for Edelweiss.

edelweiss flowers

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How to grow

How To Grow Edelweiss From Seed: It is recommended to sow Edelweiss ground cover seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost and transplant outdoors when temperatures have warmed.

Edelweiss herb seeds are very small, so do not cover them. Just gently press seeds into the soil in the starter tray. Water from underneath the tray. Transplant the Edelweiss ground cover in a mostly sunny area and in soil that has excellent drainage.

  • Sowing Rate: 8 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 35 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Depth: Do not cover, but lightly press into soil
edelweiss ground cover

Plant Specifications

The Edelweiss Leontopodium Alpinum plant is low-growing and makes nice compact border plants. They will sometimes self-seed and come back even stronger the following spring. Best in regions with cool summers. Drought-tolerant once established.

  • Height: 6 - 8 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes