Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)
Fireweed has willow-like leaves and red stems like other plants in its genus, but its stunning magenta blossoms make it unique. It can be a vibrant addition to sunny, moist sites, but it spreads aggressively by rhizomes so care is needed in small landscape plantings.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 4 feet
Bloom Time - July, August
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.