Thursday, 14 June 2012

♫ Edelweiss, Edelweiss ♫




The Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) I bought last year for a single euro has grown really well and is now very much in flower. I had not really appreciated just how delightfully strange the the flowers are. Completely covered with white woolly hairs they really do stand out. Looks wise it would look awesome next to the equally hairy Salvia argentea. It is a bit taller than I would like, but I guess part of that is that it is grown at sea level instead of in the mountains. It is a bit big for my alpine container so I may move it eventually but for now it looks really good and it is not yet crowding anything else out.

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