Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum Blossom of Snow

Family: Asteraceae

Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Europe, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland

Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum Blossom of Snow (‘Berghman’), was bred by Herman Berghman, a Belgian florist, who was frustrated to find that he was unable to source edelweiss plants with a long-stemmed habit that produced tall enough flowers to be useful as cut flowers, in floral arrangements.  Herman Berghman spent the next ten years breeding a new edelweiss cultivar that met his requirements, and successfully produced long stemmed edelweiss flowers, with a good vase life.  Leontopdium nivale subsp. alpinum Blossom of Snow (‘Berghman’) is a plant that is the result of Herman Berghman’s breeding work.

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