fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)
fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)
fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)
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fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)

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Description

Tall, with spikes of striking deep pink and magenta flowers, fireweed is a stunning ornamental suitable for the wilder areas of a garden. The plant can be weedy, spreading readily underground and from cottony seeds. Flowers bloom bottom to top on each raceme and produce a continuous supply of nectar that attracts a wide range of insect pollinators. In the wild, fireweed prefers disturbed sites and gets its name from its tendency to grow where fires have occurred.

Plant Type Perennial forb.
Flower Color Deep pink
Bloom Period June-September.
Height at Maturity 4-6'.
Plant Spacing 24-36"
Light Requirements Sun, part shade.
Moisture Needs Dry-moist.
Soil Type

 Various, including acidic, but does not tolerate waterlogged soils.