Fireweed, Narrow Leaved Fireweed, Great Willow Herb, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally
Chamaenerion caucasicum

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chamaenerion (kam-ay-NER-ee-on) (Info)
Species: caucasicum (kaw-KAS-ee-kum) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 6, 2008, KashtanGeorge from Sochi
Russia wrote:

Grows at Teberda wildlife preserve, the Northern Caucasus and Caucasus in general. The plant can be used for decorative purposes.