Size at maturity: 3-8' tall, 1' wide
- Canopy layer: groundcover
- Light requirements: full sun
- Moisture requirements: moist to dry soil
- Growth rate: medium
Special features: medicinal, perennial, wildlife favorite, supports hummingbirds
Fireweed's tall pink to purple spiked blooms are a well-known and loved sight in sunny openings along roadsides in Mount Hood National Forest in mid-summer. Their June through September blooms provide important pollinator food in late summer and fall. Spreads vigorously by seed.
Photo Credit: Tara Lemezis