The Temperate Database is in the process of being updated, with new records being added and old ones being checked and brought up to date where necessary. This record has not yet been checked and updated.
Epilobium coloratum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Eastern N. America - Maine to Ontario, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kansas.
Low ground, springy slopes etc[
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
The plant is said to be used for making bread[
]. The part of the plant is not specified.
Seed - sow early spring in situ or as soon as the seed is ripe.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.