Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), packet of 300 seeds, organic

$4.95

Family: Primrose (Onagracea)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

(Kaporie Tea) Patch-forming perennial, native to Eurasia. Leaves are narrow and tough, generally eaten only when young.  The showy flowers occur in long plumes, colored pink or purple, on plants to 6 feet tall. Traditional usage: stomachache and prostatitis.  Source of vitamin A and C.  Plants prefer full sun to part shade and moist or poorly drained soil. Good at altitude. Sow tiny seed on surface in spring and press in firmly. Light-dependent germinator. Work up in pots. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart.

300 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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    NATASHA RAZUMOV

    Are you selling plants instead of seeds? Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi natasha, sorry, we have this as seeds only. richo

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    bob k

    I am in zone eight, Cantonment, Florida. Can I grow?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi bob, i have mixed feelings about this. on one hand we see this herb as being highly adaptable, growing all the way from pacific shoreline up into mountains at 5,000 feet. on the other hand its listed to zone 7 and you’re in an 8. if it was me, i’d do it. richo

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    jd

    Is the quercetin content depedent on the soil it grows in, or is quercetin going to be present in the plant no matter what soil it grows in?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      the plant appears to be equally effective as a tea whether grown at sea level in sand or on mountain in clay and rock. r

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    • clare (verified owner)

      can fireweed be direct sown in spring or is fall best?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Clare, I generally sow this in the spring. It is a fast germinator. Direct-seeding is going to be challenging due to weed pressure and the smallness of these seedlings, but a really careful gardener can do it. I would recommend using a pot instead, for more control. richo

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    • Monk

      Is fireweed invasive in the North East?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      fireweed is an enthusiastic spreader–if that worries you, do not grow it

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