The breeder of this edelweiss was a florist and was often asked for edelweiss flowers for arrangements by customers looking for stems long enough for a vase, with large flower heads that would grow well in normal gardens.
Unable to source this product 10 years ago he began a breeding programme to address all of these issues and the outstanding result is the very aptly named Blossom of Snow with masses of snow white flowers produced at any one time.
Now available from Suttons, this variety is a vastly improved performer; with prolific numbers of larger, white star-shaped flowers, repeat flowering, long stem length, good vase life, it achieves good results in both garden and containers, is low maintenance and very hardy.
It is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.
- See more RHS Plant of the Year 2017 entries.