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Foxglove and delphiniums?

Posted by bellarosa z4-5/IL (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 1:13

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


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RE: Foxglove and delphiniums?

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


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RE: Foxglove and delphiniums?

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.


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RE: Foxglove and delphiniums?

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?


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RE: Foxglove and delphiniums?

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


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RE: Foxglove and delphiniums?

What a great resource! Thanks!


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RE: Foxglove and delphiniums?

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.


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