Are you looking for a plant to disperse amongst your shade garden that will add color through the season? Chinese foxgloves 2-inch rosy-pink tubular flowers grow from the 3-foot spikes with prolific blooms lasting up to 3 months. Keep this plant deadheaded and growing in rich fertile soil for a continuous display.
Germination: 14-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press seeds into the soil, seeds need light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 18-24” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons
Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
Height and Width: 36-40" by 36-40"
Spacing: 18-24" apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 120-140 days
Uses: Cut flowers, bedding plants, attracts pollinators
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer every few weeks.