Fireweed, Epilobium Seeds

Epilobium

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Fireweed, Epilobium Seeds

Epilobium

The Fireweed Epilobium is a beautiful, brightly colored flower that is a great landscape variety for planting on hills and borders. This amazing variety produces bright pink flower spikes along this large landscape plant.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Epilobium angustifolium

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

10,174

Seeds Per Pound

4,558,160

Packet

50 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

284,885

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8

Weight

0.0001

Depth

0.1

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Epilobium

Epilobium is also known as French Willow, Rosebay, Firewood or Willow herb. With its funnel-shaped flowers, Epilobium is great for attracting hummingbirds, bees and butterflies to the garden.

Before Planting: Sometimes, it’s best to plant the seeds in a flat first and then plant the flat in the ground. If sowing indoors first, you must stratify the seeds.

Planting: Sow the Epilobium outside in the fall, and plant the seeds 1/8 inch deep. Germination will take two to four weeks. If started indoors, transplant Epilobium in the spring and space the 12 to 24 inches apart.

Watering: Epilobium does best when it is in soil that is consistently moist so try not to let these plants dry out between watering.

Fertilizer: Epilobium spreads easily, so fertilizer is not necessary to encourage the growth of this plant.

Days to Maturity: The Epilobium typically blooms in the middle of the summer.

Harvesting: Epilobium can be beautiful cut flowers. However, they attract the beneficial insects and birds so it may be best to let it grow in your garden without cutting it.

Tips: The plants will spread rapidly, so gardeners should deadhead the spent flowers before they go to seed if you don’t want the plant to spread throughout their garden.

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