This unique annual foxglove was an All America Selection in 1967. Flower stalks are 36 to 38 inches tall in white, cream, yellow, violet, and various shades of red with contrasting spots. Will bloom in the same year it's sown. Plants set out in May will flower from August till frost -- long after the perennial foxgloves have faded -- so they can work well interplanted with early blooming annuals that die back (like schizanthus or poppies)
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, 8-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 36-40" by 8-12"
Spacing: 8-12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs: Average, 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. Self-seeds.