Narrow-leaved willow herb

Chamaenerion angustifolium

4.25$

Seeds grown in an ecological and responsible manner by Akène, forest culture

With its stems 1,5 m to 2 m high and its large spikes of dark pink flowers, the narrow-leaved willow herb is truly spectacular. Adored by bumblebees, bees and other pollinating insects, it is also a good source of nectar.

Its flowers and young leaves are edible raw and in herbal tea and are rich in vitamin A and C. You can also eat the young shoots raw or steamed like asparagus. Its roots, for their part, can be used in herbal teas to relieve diarrhea and heartburn.

To be used in beds or for naturalization, as its suckering roots can make it invasive. You can also cut off spent flowers to prevent dispersal by seeds.

Narrow-leaved willowherb seeds must undergo cold lamination to ensure their germination. See cultivation notes below for details.

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Seeds grown in an ecological and responsible manner by Akène, forest culture

With its stems 1,5 m to 2 m high and its large spikes of dark pink flowers, the narrow-leaved willow herb is truly spectacular. Adored by bumblebees, bees and other pollinating insects, it is also a good source of nectar.

Its flowers and young leaves are edible raw and in herbal tea and are rich in vitamin A and C. You can also eat the young shoots raw or steamed like asparagus. Its roots, for their part, can be used in herbal teas to relieve diarrhea and heartburn.

To be used in beds or for naturalization, as its suckering roots can make it invasive. You can also cut off spent flowers to prevent dispersal by seeds.

Narrow-leaved willowherb seeds must undergo cold lamination to ensure their germination. See cultivation notes below for details.

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Sowing and cultivation 

Cold stratification for 60 days is necessary to ensure germination of fireweed seeds.

Mix the seeds with a moist substrate (vermiculite, perlite or sand) and place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 60 days.

Then sow by sprinkling then lightly pressing the seeds onto the potting soil which is kept moist during germination, which should take 15 to 20 days.

Transplant individual seedlings when the first true leaves appear, then transplant them later into the garden when the risk of frost has passed in a sunny, well-drained location.

You can also sow directly in place in the fall, stratification will then take place naturally outside, but the germination rate may be reduced.

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Technical Details

Seeds per bag: 500

Family: onagraceae

Scientific name : Chamaenerion angustifolium

Life cycle: Perennial

Area : 2

Floor : Fresh, well drained

Light : Sun, partial shade

Flowering: June to August

Spacing: 60 cm

Height: 175 cm

Deer resistance: No

Stratification: 60 days

Scarification: No

Germination time: 15 to 20 days.

Sowing depth: Surface

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