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leontopodium alpinum in bloom

This is a discussion on leontopodium alpinum in bloom within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; a little bit Alps in my garden...

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    Default leontopodium alpinum in bloom

    a little bit Alps in my garden



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    WOW Andrea, they are beautiful!

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    They are commonly called Edelweiss, aren't they?
    I LOVE those blooms and the silver color of the leaves ...
    Are they difficult to grow?

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    So those are Edelweiss?! Pretty things aren't they!

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    hi andrea,
    im totally impressed with your edelweiss, how on earth do you grow em in low altitudes?
    or is it some kind of hybrid suited for low lands?

    i cant even remember when i saw my last one in the alps at around 2000 mtr and they were rare by that time already!

    you never seize to impress us with your plants....

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    That is really cool. I guess that is my first time to see 'edelweiss'. Thanks for posting those, Andrea. They are really pretty!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Hello , thank you for compliments

    They are offsprings from the originalplants and not difficult when you give them the right cultivation.

    They needs full sun and limestone.
    The feets want to have it moist under the limestones.
    Iīm watering in the evening by very hot weather and in two time of the year I spread limepowder over the area . Thatīs all what I do for it.

    In the hood is gentiana clusii , called Enzian .
    I want to show it when it blooms in ca.two weeks.

    @ Ron ,
    Iīm on 330 m Teutoburger Wald

    Itīs my little alpine garden and I love it

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    Andrea you are doing great with it!!! I tryed growing edelweiss only once. After I saw one in the wild blooming on a rock I loved it. Soon after that one guy was selling some in pots and in bloom. I just couldn't resist and bought one. Poor thing was history shortly after that. I only managed to cut the flower and dryied it in one book. I still have it and I am thinking of putting it in a frame with black or dark red background.
    Your garden is AWESOME and I love it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drosera View Post
    Hello , thank you for compliments

    They are offsprings from the originalplants and not difficult when you give them the right cultivation.

    They needs full sun and limestone.
    The feets want to have it moist under the limestones.
    Iīm watering in the evening by very hot weather and in two time of the year I spread limepowder over the area . Thatīs all what I do for it.

    In the hood is gentiana clusii , called Enzian .
    I want to show it when it blooms in ca.two weeks.

    @ Ron ,
    Iīm on 330 m Teutoburger Wald

    Itīs my little alpine garden and I love it
    hi andrea,
    thanks for the input!
    you make it sound so easy to grow this species, i guess you add a little of your special magic to the limepowder

    and i cant wait to see the "enzian", another favorite which brings back memories, for me those are our "alpine orchids"!!!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    Andrea you are doing great with it!!! I tryed growing edelweiss only once. After I saw one in the wild blooming on a rock I loved it. Soon after that one guy was selling some in pots and in bloom. I just couldn't resist and bought one. Poor thing was history shortly after that. I only managed to cut the flower and dryied it in one book. I still have it and I am thinking of putting it in a frame with black or dark red background.
    Your garden is AWESOME and I love it too!
    hi margarita,
    well at least you gave it a shot and you did a good job of drying it out in a book, thats what people usually do when they find em in the wild, grrr..
    i can imagine you fell in love when you saw it for the first time, it is truely a lovely flower, soooo velvety with all those fine tiny white/silver hairs on it.

    as you said, frame it and its still lovely.

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