Epilobium erubescens Hausskn.
Epilobium metallicum Barbey ex Hausskn.
Epilobium rubromarginatum Cockayne
Epilobium vernicosum Cheeseman
Epilobium glabellum is an evergreen perennial producing a clump of many stems that are decumbent and woody at the base then becoming erect with several branches; it can grow around 20 - 35cm tall[
The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental, where it can make a useful ground cover.
New Zealand- North and South Islands from latitude 37° 30' southwards.
Lowland to subalpine riverbed, grassland, herbfield and fellfield; at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
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Epilobium glabellum is possibly hardy to about -15°c[
Prefers a well-drained but moisture retentive soil in a sunny position or in partial shade[
]. Succeeds in most soils[
Plants are semi-evergreen[
A useful ground cover plant[
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.