Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) blooms from mid-summer up until the first frost, with showy pink flowers progressing upward along a central stem. Named for its tendency to appear on recently burned areas, Fireweed prefers rich, loose soil, and is not recommended for clay. …

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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
33050-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 6'
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time July, Aug, Sep
Spacing 2'
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) blooms from mid-summer up until the first frost, with showy pink flowers progressing upward along a central stem. Named for its tendency to appear on recently burned areas, Fireweed creeps slowly by rhizomes to form a patch. Prefers rich, loose soil. Not recommended for clay. Fireweed is a known host plant for the Fireweed Clearwing moth, and the Nessus Sphinx moth.

Botanical Synonyms
Chamaenerion angustifolium