EPILOBIUM angustifolium

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EPILOBIUM angustifolium

Rosebay Willowherb
Select Item No. EA030

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Onagraceae
Origin: Northern parts of northern hemisphere: wastelands, riverbanks, roadsides.
Special Features: Epilobium angustifolium can form large numbers on difficult areas. Fast propagation due to underground runners and seeds. Very beautiful inflorescences, especially in large groups. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Suitable for natural landscaping. Use for low maintenance plantings. Erosion control. Tolerates temporary inundation by water.
Historical: Traditional use as tea and for healing purposes.
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lilac-rose
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z2 - Z7
Foliage: Entire, lanceolate, green.
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / erect / vigorous
Height with Flowers: 110 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Characteristics: medicinal plant / beneficial plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.05882 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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