Foxglove: Gloxiniiflora - Seeds & Bulbs
(Digitalis purpurea 'Gloxiniiflora')
This is a very sturdy variety of foxglove, with larger flowers than most. It is considered a biennial -- it produces foliage the first year and flowers the second. It performs best in shade and looks good in naturalized areas. Plants readily reseed themselves, and foxglove is considered 'carefree' and easy to grow.
Average Count: 3000 Seeds
If planted as a wildflower mix, this packet covers 20 square feet.
Flower Type: Biennial
Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
Height: 3' to 5'
Exposure: Shade or Part Shade
When to Sow Outside: Spring, after the last average frost, up to 2 months before frost.
When to Sow Inside: 8 weeks before last frost. It is generally started outside. With biennials, the 'early' advantage of inside starting is lost since blooms won't happen until the second year.
Seed Depth: Surface
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 15 - 25
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 12" to 18" apart