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Foxgloves in containers

Posted by hyacinthgirl (My Page) on
Sat, May 27, 06 at 14:18

I love foxgloves but, living in an apartment, don't have any wet, shady areas. Has anyone successfully grown foxgloves in containers on their balcony?
Although my deck is south-facing, I can create some shade and in fact have a large conifer covering a portion of the deck, which gives some filtered sunlight, at best, to that area.
I live in Vancouver, so it isn't too hot here at the best of times.
I'd appreciate any advice; thanks,

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RE: Foxgloves in containers

  • Posted by mammie Southern IL (My Page) on
    Sat, May 27, 06 at 23:37

I had some Foxgloves in containers last year. They were so pretty and did very well. They received 1/2 day of sun. My only complaint is that they didn't reseed and return this year.

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  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Sun, May 28, 06 at 15:03

My containered foxglove is putting on a show right now!

My balcony faces south as well; the plant is growing in what passes for full sun out there - sunrise to about 11:00 A.M. - and part sun/part shade for the rest of the day.

My only regret is that I don't have enough space to have a whole stand of them.

Check out the link below to see ...


Here is a link that might be useful: My foxglove story

RE: Foxgloves in containers

Wow: thanks! Now I'm encouraged; I'll have to go and pick some out. I guess I'll see if they'll survive the winter here in a container.
Your pictures are gorgeous.

RE: Foxgloves in containers

Wow PV! Now THOSE are some FANCY foxgloves!!! :-D

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