|Epilobium angustifolium (Fireweed) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Fireweed, Rosebay, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally, Blackheart
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 36 in to 72 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 2a-9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 500000
The common name “fireweed” comes from this wildflower’s rapid growth over recently burned ground. The seeds remain in the soil for many years, bursting into bloom when fire clears the ground and brings light to the soil. In twentieth century Britain, this bright flower acquired the nickname “bombweed” because it thrived in bomb craters. Fireweed has become a symbol of the Alaska and the Yukon region, and has a long history of culinary and medicinal use; currently, the slightly spicy petals are used to flavor wildflower honey, candy, ice cream, or jelly.
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