Hardy perennial plant belonging to the Evening Primrose family, Onoagraceae. Generally, the plants serve best as waterside or wildlife plantings. They tend to spread rapidly and should be confined in the flower bed. The plants thrive in ordinary well drained garden soil in a partially shaded location.
Propagation can be performed by digging and separating existing plants or by sowing seed. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless medium (1 part sand to 1 part sphagnum peat moss is fine) and covered lightly. The medium should be kept moist, but not soggy at about 70F. WHen seedlings reach a height of 2 inches, they should be transplanted to larger containers or directly outdoors, if the outdoor temperatures remain above 55F.
Willow Herb - Epilobium angustifolia (Chamaenerion angustifolia) - Large landscaping plant with soft pink blooms borne on spikes. Young leaves are cooked and eaten as greens. A tea, called kaporie in Russia, is rather sweet. Medicinally, the plant is considered an antinflammatory and has been used to treat ulcerative collitis and a poultice made from the leaves to treat mouth sores. Partial shade. Height: 36 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)
|#5758 Packet $4.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
Common Willow Herb - Epilobium coloratum - Native North American wildflower with white to blush pink blooms on spikes. Partial shade. Height: 28 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)
|#5759 Packet $4.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
Alpine Willow Herb - Epilobium fleicheri - Low growing variety with reddish purple flower spikes. Partial shade. Height: 12 inches Hardy to -30F (-34.4C)
|#5760 Packet $4.50 Approximately 50 seeds||
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