Common name: Epilobium hirsutum. Great willowherb. Lus na Tríonóide.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J594448.
Perennial. Tall sturdy large flowered, up to 1.5m tall. Attractive deep pink flowers with prominent white cross shaped stigma.
Our beekeeping friend sought it out for her bees and easily got good germination.
Damp meadows, marshes and river banks.
Sow late autumn or early spring into a seed tray, prick out when large enough to handle and plant out when big enough. It will withstand long unruly grass by rising above it.
Our biggest native willowherb.
Avg contents: 100 seeds.