Fireweed Seeds - Willowherb Flower Seeds - Epilobium Angustifolium

Fireweed Seeds

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

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Epilobium Angustifolium

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.

Medicinal uses

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.

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How to grow

How To Grow Fireweed From Seed: 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.

Do not cover seeds, but gently press them into the soil. Seeds must be kept moist until germination begins in 14 - 21 days after the cold stratification.

  • Sowing Rate: 5 - 10 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover, press seeds in gently
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Flower Specifications

Other common names include: Willow Herb, Rosebay Willowherb, and Yanagiran. Fireweed is very attractive to bees and butterflies, and Fireweed honey has become quite sought after.

  • Height: 36 - 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: No