Edelweiss was almost extinct because of the film The Sound of Music. This film caused an Edelweiss–craze and fans picked the mountains bare. The plant is now a protected species.
And fortunately, we can now also enjoy Leontopodium Blossom of Snow. This new Edelweiss flowers like no other. Not just once, but twice per year; in the summer and again in the fall. Blossom or Snow has characteristic, large and star-shaped flowers. The flowers are pure white with a yellow heart, contrasting with the silver foliage. Did you know that you also can use this Edelweiss as a cut flower? This is possible because of its exceptionally long flower stems.
For whom a trip to the Alps is just a bit too far, there is the possibility to admire this Edelweiss at the very first edition of the Garden Trials, booth no. 5. The Garden Trials and Trade is one stop where 34 companies are showcasing their new introduction. One of Plantipp's new introductions is this Edelweiss Blossom of Snow. They are also showing several sneak previews. The Garden Trials take place at the Plantarium-building on the ITC area of Boskoop-Hazerswoude on 12, 13 and 14 June 2018.
Leontopodium alpinum Blossom of Snow ('Berghman'PBR) is protected by European Plant Breeders’ Rights under number EU 49517. The breeder is Herman Berghman from Asse, Belgium. Plantipp BV is responsible for the royalty management.