FOXGLOVE EXCELSIOR STRAIN SEED

FOXGLOVE EXCELSIOR STRAIN SEED

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FOXGLOVE EXCELSIOR STRAIN

Description
Excelsior Hybrid Foxglove Seeds 6465. An extra early bloomer with a tall stately inflorescence of bell-shaped blooms accented with spotted throats. Colours include pink, rose, purple, cream, primrose and white. Performs well in sun or partial shade. Matures to 1.5 m (5′) height in the second year. Prefers wind sheltered locations with full sun in moist soils or partial shade in drier locations. Excelsior is a freely reseeding biennial hardy to Zone 4. Note: Seeds and plants are considered toxic.

How to Grow
4600 seed/gram. Native to the Mediterranean. Although considered a biennial, it reseeds so freely once established, it is a permanent fixture in the garden. Start seeds indoors in a soil-less mix in February or March for a chance at first year flowering. Germinate at 20 C (70 F) then grow on under lights at a slightly cooler temperature before hardening off and planting in the garden in a sheltered site. Seed can be directly sown in May and June and again in mid-August to mid-September for flowering in the following year.

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
Early Summer

LIFECYCLE
Biennial

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Spring or Late Summer

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
10 to 15

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Sturdy

HEIGHT
Tall (120 to 150 cm)(48" to 60")

FROST TOLERANCE
Winter Hardy

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Hybrid

FAMILY NAME
Plantaginaceae (or Scrophulariaceae)

LATIN
Digitalis purpurea

SUGGESTED USES
Great for vertical colour, Hummingbird plant, Massing in semi shaded sites, Stately accent or back of the border plant