Fireweed - Willowherb (Epilobum Angustifolium) - Medicinal Herb
Fireweed is a tall showy wildflower that grows from sea level to the subalpine zone. A colorful sight in many parts of the country, fireweed thrives in open meadows, along streams, roadsides, and forest edges. In some places, this species is so abundant that it can carpet entire meadows with brilliant pink flowers.
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
Temperature: Lower temperatures of less than 41F are very effective for the 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