I’ve had foxglove blooming in my garden for years and years, it’s always been a favorite. It blooms reliably, I save seed from year to year and nurture one year plants to have many blooms year after year. There’s nothing better than hearing bumblebees echoing in the big bell shaped flowers as they search for a meal. It must be noted that foxglove are poisonous. (see yellow foxglove for a shorter variety)
DAYS TO MATURITY:
135 – 150 Days
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
14-21 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).
Transplant (recommended): Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers after the first true leaves appear, 15-20 days after sowing. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: Sow as soon as soil can be worked, only in areas with long growing seasons. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Keep soil moist.
Moist, well-drained soil.
Fresh: Harvest when the lower 1/3 of flowers on a spike have opened. Deadheading encourages additional blooms
Excellent cut flower. Borders, masses, woodland plantings, and cottage gardens.