Fireweed - Willowherb (Epilobum angustifolium) - 100 Seeds
•US Native Wildflower
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 1-11
SEEDS ARE VERY SMALL. They are more successfully germinated if direct sown outdoors in the fall, but moderately easy to germinate in flats. As they need cold to germinate, it’s best to use a stratification technique. This sounds complicated, but it's really easy. A 30-day period of cold, moist refrigeration will speed germination appreciably.
Select an area with full to partial sunlight. Ideal locations include areas near drainage ditches or near bodies of water in full sunlight. These areas will be high in humidity, which is ideal for fireweed. Make sure the soil is moist to slightly soggy. Pull up any weeds in the area before planting the seeds. Use a small tiller or shovel to mix the soil and fertilizer about 5 inches in depth. Smooth out the top of the soil without packing it down firmly. Spread the fireweed seeds over the soil. You can place the seeds about 3 feet apart, as the plants will grow fast and fill in the bare spots. The optimum time to plant fireweed seeds is during the fall season. Cover the seeds with 1/2 inch of soil. Water the seeds after planting, then only water when the soil feels dry or when drought occurs. After the plant is established, little to no water is needed.
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