Also known as
Great Willow-Herb, Fireweed, French-Willow, Blooming Sally, Great willowherb, Wickup, Willowherb
Maitohorsma (Epilobium angustifolium) by kallerna (CC BY-SA 3.0)
This plant has no fragrance
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Rosebay Willowherb Overview
Epilobium angustifolium is a rhizomatous perennial species in the evening primrose family, Onagraceae. Rhizomes are plant stems that are modified to grow horizontally, typically under the soil surface, they possess the ability to grow roots and shoots to form a new plant, even if the connection to the main plant is severed. Thus whole new plants can grow from small rhizome fragments left in the soil. Many species that possess rhizomes are invasive and this is why they are so hard to eradicate. This plant has an upright, spreading habit and can grow to around 1.5m tall and 2.5m wide.
How to propagate Rosebay Willowherb
You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.
Selected forms by softwood cuttings from side-shoots in the spring.
Special features of Rosebay Willowherb
Other uses of Rosebay Willowherb
Borders, naturaliser, wild flower.