Digitalis purpurea f. alba (White Common Foxglove) [30 Seeds]


Germination Information: Sow in pots indoors in late winter to mid spring or outdoors from late spring through midsummer. Scatter the small seeds as evenly as possible over the moist growing medium and gently press them into the surface. Keep in a warm, bright place for germination. The winter-sowing technique also works well for starting common foxglove. Seeds I started that way on December 25 began sprouting on March 10. (Your experience may vary.)

Common foxglove is likely to self-sow if you allow the seeds to form after flowering, and if they germinate the same year, then you may have flowers the following year too, or you may have to wait an additional year. You may want to start seeds two years in a row to ensure that you always have some flowering-sized plants going forward.

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The tall spires of white common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea f. alba) add a touch of elegance to the garden in early to midsummer. It’s typically biennial, producing a broad clump of foliage the first year and then sending up 4- to 6-foot-tall flowering stems with pure white bells the second year. (If you cut off the flowering stems as soon as the last flowers are finishing, the clump might survive to bloom another year; don’t depend on that, though.) Try it in an informal border, in a cottage-style garden, in a woodland planting, or around a deck or bench where you like to relax in the evening, as the white blooms will stand out in low light. It tends to perform best in partial shade but can take full sun in cooler climates. Reportedly hardy in Zones 4 to 9.

Collected in July 2023. At least 30 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.

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