Scientific Name: Epilobium ciliatum ( syn. E. glandulosum )
Common Name: common willowherb, fringed willowherb
Family Name: Onagraceae
Origin: North America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Open, Spreading
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Group or mass planting, Herb, Perennial border, Reclamation, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Raceme, Violet, Purple, Pink, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Red, Brown, Silver, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves mostly opposite and lance shaped, margins serrate to almost entire, blades up to 1-15cm long, petioles 0-8mm long; fruit capsules, hairy, 1.5-10cm long.