EPILOBIUM angustifolium 'Album'

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EPILOBIUM angustifolium 'Album'

White Rosebay Willowherb, White Fireweed

Select Item No. EA031
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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: Selection. 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.
Historical: Traditional use of the species as tea and for healing purposes.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
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
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.08475 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
11800
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 eatly 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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