100+ Fox Glove Excelsior  Mix-  Flower Seeds- DIGITALIS PURPUREA---B120

100+ Fox Glove Excelsior Mix- Flower Seeds- DIGITALIS PURPUREA---B120

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100+ Fox Glove Excelsior Mix- Flower Seeds- DIGITALIS PURPUREA-B120

Tall and stately foxglove plants (Digitalis purpurea) have long been included in garden areas where vertical interest and lovely flowers are desired. Foxglove flowers grow on stems which may reach 6 feet in height, depending on variety. Foxglove flowers are clusters of tubular shaped blooms in colors of white, lavender, yellow, pink, red, and purple. Growing foxgloves thrive in full sun to partial shade to full shade, depending on the summer heat. They are hardy in gardening zones 4-10 and in the hottest areas prefer more midday and afternoon shade for optimum performance. The hotter the summers, the more shade the plant needs.

How to Grow: Foxglove plants grow best in rich, well-draining soil. Caring for foxglove plants will include keeping the soil moist. As a biennial or short lived perennial, the gardener can encourage re-growth of foxglove flowers by not allowing the soil to dry out or to get too soggy.

Foxglove flowers may be grown from seed, producing blossoms in the second year. If flower heads are not removed, foxglove plants reseed themselves abundantly. Using them as cut flowers can decrease reseeding. If flowers are allowed to drop seeds, thin the seedlings next year to about 18 inches apart, allowing growing foxgloves room to develop. If you want additional foxglove plants next year, leave the last flowers of the season to dry on the stalk and drop seeds for new growth. The foxglove plant is grown commercially for distillation of the heart medication Digitalis. Caring for the foxglove plant should include keeping children and pets away, as all parts can be toxic when consumed. This may explain why deer and rabbits leave them alone. Hummingbirds are attracted by their nectar.

Season: Biennial


Height: Up to 72"

Spacing: 12-18"

Temp: 15-18 C (60-65 F)

Sun: Full

Soil: Well Drained PH 5.8-7.2

Germination Days: 20-30