A picture of a Epilobium

Epilobium

Epilobium spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Epilobium

A close up of some red Epilobium flowers
A close up of some red Epilobium flowers
A photo of Epilobium
A photo of Epilobium
A close up of some pink Epilobium flowers

Epilobium Overview

Epilobium is a large genus of over 220 annual, biennial, semi-evergreen and deciduous perennial subshrubs. They are located worldwide, with most species restricted to dry, subarctic, temperate and subantarctic climates. Some species in this genus are considered invasive for their tendency to dominate environments and others are typically grown for their flowers, which are pink to white. Some species in this genus are known by the name Willowherb.

How to propagate Epilobium

Seed

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.

Cuttings

Selected forms by softwood cuttings from side-shoots in the spring.

Special features of Epilobium

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Epilobium

Grown for their deep pink to white flowers in summer.