Alpine willowherb

Epilobium fleischeri

Alpine willowherb, Epilobium fleischeri, Plant Select
This compact willowherb from the Alps is underused in the garden. Its delicate, pink flowers, borne on reddish stems against gray-green foliage, are a welcome addition to any garden. Attractive silvery seed heads add continuing interest. Perennial.

Tips from the pros: Excellent for massing and drifts in the foreground or middle of the perennial garden. Can reseed so deadhead, if desired.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 18-20 inches
Width 10-12 inches
Flowering Season Spring to fall
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-8
Soil Type Loam, sandy loam
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2002
Annual Commercial Maintenance Prune back/shear to ground in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. Can be long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft