Soldanella minima 'Alba'

Least Alpine Snowbell


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Least Alpine Snowbell.  Perhaps the daintiest Soldanella, we have this from three different sources as Soldanella minima 'Alba', S. austriaca 'Alba' and S. carpatica 'Alba' and can see no difference between the three and are putting them under the umbrella of Soldanella minima 'Alba' based on the "minima" size of the leaves and plant. How's that for technical taxonomy? Allied to Primula and native to the eastern Alps where it grows in low turf, rock outcrops and crevices. This is the less-common white form and while smaller by half or more than the more familiar species, it is just as tough as the full-sized versions, despite being an ideal choice for the fairy garden.  Light shade to morning sun.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb
  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Shade
  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Spring