New Edelweiss on its way to North American market

Leontopodium alpinum 'Berghman' Blossom of Snow – photo: Concept Plants

Leontopodium alpinum ‘Berghman’ Blossom of Snow – photo: Concept Plants

The preparations to introduce Leontopodium alpinum ‘Berghman’ Blossom of Snow in North America are in full swing, reports royalty management agency Concept Plants. This new Edelweiss shows according to the agency its characteristic large pure white star-shaped flowers twice a year. “An excellent choice for rock gardens, perennial borders, terrace and balcony.”
First liners are now being produced by US based JRT Nurseries. This year is considered to be a trial year. In 2018 the new Edelweiss will be introduced to the North American market. Growers, who are interested in trialling Blossom of Snow, should contact JRT Nurseries to reserve trial material.
Cut flower
Blossom of Snow is bred by Belgian breeder Langs de Kant GCV. Its flowers are described as pure white with a yellow center, which gives a refreshing look combined with its silvery foliage. Blossom of Snow grows to 40 cm high and 60 cm wide. It should be very hardy to -30 °C. Concept Plants emphasizes that this Edelweiss is also suitable as cut flower, because of its exceptionally long flower stems. “As cut flower Blossom of Snow makes a stunning appearance in flower arrangements.”
In Europe several nurseries already included Leontopodium alpinum ‘Berghman’ in their portfolio.