Herb: Edelweiss

Latin name: Leontopodium alpinum

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Edelweiss:

The whole plant is astringent and antitussive.

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Alpine meadows and screes.

Propagation of Edelweiss:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the cold greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division.

Cultivation of the herb:

Alpine meadows and screes.

Known hazards of Leontopodium alpinum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.