Fireweed Seeds - Willowherb Flower Seeds - Epilobium Angustifolium

Fireweed Seeds

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Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: 36 - 48 inches

Bloom Season: Early to late summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist

Planting Directions

Temperature: Lower temperatures of less than 41F are very effective for first 30 - 60 days, then 70F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days after cold stratification

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover, only press them in gently

Sowing Rate: 5 - 10 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 24 inches

Fireweed(Epilobium Angustifolium) - Start Fireweed seeds for this versatile perennial that offers beauty as well as value as a medicinal herb. The perennial has slender upright spikes of flowers in shades of rosy pink in the months of June - September. It gets its name from the fact that it is often the first weed to colonize in an area that has been destroyed by fire. Other common names include: Willow Herb, Rosebay Willowherb, and Yanagiran. Native Americans used the Willowherb plant as a good source of vitamin C and pro-vitamin A. Medicinally, the herb seeds can also be grown to relieve inflammation, draw out infection in wounds, and to treat burns. Fireweed is very attractive to bees and butterflies, and Fireweed honey has become quite sought after. Fireweed seeds do best with a cold/moist treatment for 4 weeks prior to planting, or directly sow the herb seeds outdoors in the fall.