Seeds - Fireweed OG (SGH)
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Description: A low-maintenance wildflower with bright pink flower spikes that are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Looks spectacular when planted in large swaths, evoking the wide open spaces where the plant grows naturally. Prefers average to moist soil and can handle short periods of standing water.
Pack Size: ~ 200 seeds
Latin Name: Epilobium angustifolium
Main Uses: Ornamental, naturescape
Zone Hardiness: Zone 3 perennial
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 100 cm (40 inches)
Flower Colour: Pink
Flowering Time: July to August
Germination: 14 - 21 days at 20ºC.
Indoors: 5 seeds per starter pot, 6 - 8 weeks before the average last frost date. Note: a minimum 4-week, ideally 8-week, chilling period is required for uniform germination. The seeds can be placed into moist soil in starter pots and then kept in the refrigerator for the chilling period.
Planting out: Plant in loose, fertile soil once all chance of frost has passed.
Direct Seeding: Fireweed can be direct seeded in later October (just before the ground freezes or the first snow arrives)
Planting depth: Pressed into the soil surface
Spacing: Space transplants 30 cm (12") apart
Growing in Containers: Not well suited to planters
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well suited to mixed planters
Fertilizing (Containers): N/A
Watering (Containers): N/A
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in average garden soil, amended with compost on an annual basis. No additional fertilizing is required.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.
Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Many butterflies, as well as bees, visit Fireweed
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.