|Fluffy seeds develop shortly after flowering |
Slender upright stalks with willowy leaves, and spikes of flowers in May and June. While it spreads itself around by wandering roots, we have found it to be easy to control, and enjoy the few patches that we have established through our garden.
||pink-purple (late spring)
||full sun- part shade
||ordinary garden soil
||germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||late July|
|Seed pod peeling open to reveal neatly stashed white fluffs |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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|Bruce Martin||Dec 30, 2004||Hi Rob! Love your site! I've been looking all over the place, trying to find some Epilobium angustifolium for sale. I see that you had some at your sale, but obviously I missed the sale.....and I'm in Antioch, California. Any chance of buying some plants or seeds from you through the mail?
Bruce - glad you liked my site. JL Hudson has the seeds - but you already figured that out. I also have some on my trade/sale list, by the way.
|Phil Martin||Nov 15, 2005||you didn't like my comment that i submited on your comment page, i was just joking!!!!|
|Liz||Feb 23, 2006||I'm from Alaska (transplanted to the LV), and this particular plant looks like a plant we have up there we call fireweed... Do you know if it is the same plant? |
Yes - that's indeed one of its common names
|jacque||Jul 09, 2006||This is a very interesting plant what zone hardy is it? do you have seeds for this to sell this year?|
Best information I found says zone 4-10 (I updated my page accordingly). I did collect seeds recently.
|PD Wythe||Jun 13, 2008||Do you have any germinating information? I have been totally unsuccessful with this species using your baggy method.|
I added my germination record to this page. I suspect your seed was not viable, since germination should be easy for this species.
|Sunrise||Jul 02, 2011||Have some very healthy plants of the white variety, collected near Senneterre, Quebec, 10 years ago, Make a nice display in my garden. Do not know if the seeds breed true. But they are isolated by several kilometers from any pink varieties. Have only seen the witw twice... in norther B>C and the site near Senneterre. Will supply pictures if you wish.
|W Qua||Jul 03, 2011||• Fascinating to see someone searching for this plant. We have just returned from a trip along California Highway-2, where the 250 square mile Station fire burned two years ago (2009, Northeast of Los Angeles). The hillsides are absolutely covered (2 July, 2011) at elevations of 2,000-5,000 feet. We had never seen this before, even though we are California natives, outside types, used to fires near home, many decades experience. Plants were typically 5-8 feet in height, robust in character.
• To see, go to junction of 210 freeway & Hy-2 in La Canada, head north toward Mt. Wilson road junction. Continue north-easterly on 2 toward Newcomb's Ranch, a good place for lunch. Most of the road is new, since the fire, easy to drive. Enjoy the beauty of this unusual event, pray that there will not be such a wide-ranginng fire in our lifetimes, that the pines and oaks will return.
• This fire had fully cleared nearly all vegetation, there was good rain this spring, the weather had just warmed.
• Locals warned us that this plant was covered with poisonous micro-spines, resulting in a rash that was far, far worse than healthy poison oak. We choose not to validate their comments. |
- Seed from JLHudson '02 order. Baggy 70F (40%G, 3-7d)
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