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Germination of

Leontopodium Alpinum

Edelweiss: Leontopodium nivale (also known as Snow-rose or Silver Star)

Leontopodium Alpinum

Leontopodium Alpinum, commonly known as Edelweiss, is a perennial plant native to the high altitudes of the European Alps. To propagate Edelweiss, it is recommended to start with fresh seeds. Sow the seeds in a well-draining, sandy soil mix and cover them lightly with soil. Place the pot in a cool and bright spot, preferably with temperatures ranging between 15-20�C. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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