Dormant seeding of fireweed-Epilobium angustifolium
I've got a tree farm up north. This year, we planted 6000 seedlings.......that sort of thing. But, there is still a bit of open land, mostly given to Solidagos, asters, and the like. I would like to start a few patches of fireweed-the native version-in this area. I am leaning towards a fall dormant seeding, which for this area is usually sometime after mid-October.
Does anyone here see anything wrong with this plan, aside, that is, from the fact that you don't like fireweed? It is native to the area we're in but as far as I've seen, not currently present on my property. That area did in fact burn in the wave of forest fires following the 1930s dustbowl/drought. But that's too long ago to know if any colonies of this Epilobium arose back then.
In any case, I'd like to get some going. I'm well aware of its colonial growing habit, but this is a big area and I can afford to have it spread.
Thanks in advance.......+oM