Foxglove

Foxgloves digitalis purpurea flowers are well known for being seen on the sides of country roads in purples, pinks and white Freely reseeding year after year

Common Name:Foxglove
Latin Name:Digitalis purpurea
Type:Perennial/bi-ennial
Height:to 10 feet!br> Sun Light:Will grow in shady areas and partial sun
Width:36"
Spacing:30"
Average Germination:Sometimes needs strataficaion, usually will grow from current years seeds
Zones:All, Will readily reseed
Bloom size: Individual blooms are up to 3" long
Colors: Purple, pink and white
Bloom time: Summer
Soil: Not real picky, will grow in anything
Sow:No more than 1/8" deep or scatter on top of prepeared soil as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: Any common fertilizer will do
When to plant: Early summer through fall
Coverage:1 oz covers 2500 sq feet
Propagation: Seed, you can start them indoors if so inclined but they are so strong you can direct sow with no troubles at all
Description: Strong growing flower, will floruish in amended deepely worked soils. Perfect of the cottage garden, darker corners of the yard or garden. Every home over 1/2 acre should have these growing. Seeds and plant are poisnous so be careful around children and pets. One of the top ten heirloom flowers.

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