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Chinese Foxglove

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. 

200 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Rehmannia eleta

Annual

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.