Fireweed or Alpine Willow Herb (e-pi-LO-bee-um: FLEI-sha-ree)
Denver Botanical Garden Plant Selection 2002. Long lived, up-right growing plants with purplish-pink flowers on reddish tinted stems. Plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall and bloom in summer into fall. Grow in good soils that hold some moisture but are well draining.
This species is native from the Alps. Surface sow seeds and use 4 weeks at 60-65F, if no germination then 6 months at 30-39F, then 72F. Or sow and keep out side over winter for spring germination.