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Epilobium angustifolium

Epilobium angustifolium
willow orchid
Epilobium angustifolium
Fluffy seeds develop shortly after flowering

Common name willow orchid
Family onagraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-10)
Flowers pink-purple (late spring)
Size 3-4 ft
Light full sun- part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate July

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.

willow orchid
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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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from JLHudson '02 order. Baggy 70F (40%G, 3-7d)

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