Foxglove and delphiniums?

bellarosa(z5/IL)October 12, 2013

can you wintersow these and if so, any recommendations on varieties? thanks for any suggestions.

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duane456

Foxgloves and delphiniums are easily winter sowed. Any varieties should work.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 9:53AM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

I wintersow about six different foxgloves with great success. They are among the easiest, although I find it helps to pick out seedlings and grow them on in four inch pots before I plant them out in the garden.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2013 at 2:01PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

Kimka, when do you wintersow your foxglove. I tried last year and had no luck. I would like to give it another try - I just love them. I WS in Feb and think that was too early? Not sure. I'm in zone 5. Any advice? Also, is it best to sow them in a milk jug?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 6:58PM
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duane456

bella---you might want to check this site---- under digitalis----
http://tomclothier.hort.net/page03.html

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 4:43PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

What a great resource! Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2014 at 5:06PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hi Bellarose, I also have found Foxgloves to be very easy to WS. The seeds are tiny, so I surface sow and press into the soil, and then moisten with a gentle spray.

They usually sprout in thick little carpets. I do the same as Kimka, and transplant some into flats and let them grow on before transplanting out to the garden. Then by the fall they are hopefully nice bushy clumps of foliage.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 7:17PM
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