Fill your garden bed with the colorful foxglove flowers by growing them by these best quality seeds.
Foxglove is a biennial plant with soft, hairy, toothed, ovate and lance-shaped leaves in a basal rosette. The life span of the plant is 2 seasons. The first year growth remains in a basal rosette of leaves. Second-year growth produces flowering stems, 3 -6 feet in height.
Flower spikes have purple to white spotted thimble-like flowers which hang down and last about six days.
||Pink, lavender, apricot, and white.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
- Water the foxglove plants regularly until they are fully established
- Feed every spring with any organic fertilizer
- Mulch around plants in spring with a 5-7
- 5cm thick layer of organic matter, such as compost, composted bark or well-rotted manure
- After the first flowers have finished cut back the faded flower stems to ground level and give them a good feed with a liquid plant food this may encourage a second flush of flowers
- After flowering, cut back the faded flower stems to ground level, unless you want to collect seed for future sowing or want the plants to self-seed
- In which case, cut down the stems after the seed has been collected
Digitalis purpurea care
- It can be grown from direct seeding or by raising in a nursery in February and then transplanting them to the main field
- The land should be thoroughly ploughed, leveled and weeded for direct seeding
- The seeds may be broadcast or sown in lines
- Do not sow seeds very deep in the soil
- Water the plant regularly until they fully establish
||Full sun to partial shade.
||20-30 degree C
||Apply any organic fertilizer during spring and summer.
Digitalis purpurea uses
- Foxglove is the perfect choice for beds and borders
- Foxglove contains chemicals from which the prescription medication digoxin (Lanoxin) is made
- These chemicals can increase the strength of heart muscle contractions, change heart rate, and increase heart blood output