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40+ Epilobium FLEISCHERI Fireweed Perennial Ground Cover Flower Seeds HERB PUFEKWIKK


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40+ SEEDS...... EASY TO GROW FROM SEEDS. FIREWEED HAS UPRIGHT STALKS WITH WILLOWLY LEAVES THAT REACH ABOUT 12 INCHES TALL. IT GETS WONDERFUL FLOWERS OF BRIGHT PURPLE/PINK IN THE MONTHS OF JUNE-SEPTEMBER. WHILE IT SPREADS ITSELF AROUND WITH WONDERING ROOTS....IT IS EASY TO CONTROL. THE LEAVES AND YOUNG SHOOTS ARE EDIBLE, RAW OR COOKED. EARLY SEASON SHOOTS OF THIS WILLOW-HERB ARE CONSIDERED TO BE A DELICACY BY SOME, AND ARE HARVESTED LATE SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER.SHOOTS AND YOUNG STEMS ARE PEELED AND CAN BE EATEN RAW OR STEAMED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR ASPARAGUS. WHEN PROPERLY PREPARED SOON AFTER PICKING....THEY ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN C AND PRO VITAMIN A. THESE HAVE BEEN USED IN HERBAL MEDICINE TO REDUCE INFLAMATION, AS A RELAXANT, LAXATIVE, AND TO TREAT BURNS, COUGH AND ASTHMA.IT IS ALSO USED AS A SWEETENER IN CANDY AND FOR HONEY PRODUCTION. IT DERIVES ITS NAME FROM ITS ABUNDANCE AS A COLONIZER ON BURNT SITES AFTER FOREST FIRES. ITS TENDENCY TO QUICKLY COLONIZE OPEN AREAS WITH LITTLE COMPETITION, SUCH AS SITES OF FOREST FIRES AND FOREST CLEARINGS, MAKES IT A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF A PIONEER SPECIES.

LIKES FULL SUN OR PARTIAL SHADE. AFTER SEEDLINGS HAVE SPROUTED...IT IS OK TO LET SOIL DRY OUT A LITTLE BETWEEN WATERINGS. CAN BE STARTED INDOORS IN WINTER TO TRANSPLANTED OUTDOORS IN SPRING.....OR CAN BE SOWN DIRECTLY INTO THE GROUND IN SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL. INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED.

40+ Epilobium FLEISCHERI Fireweed Perennial Ground Cover Flower Seeds HERB PUFEKWIKK

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