Foxglove, 'Giant Yellow Herold'
(Digitalis ferruginea) This lovely perennial foxglove, native to the Balkans has long found a cherished home in classic British Cottage gardens and for good reason. There is an understated and regal elegance to their stately spires of blooms. 5-6’ spikes emerge from a lily-like whorl of smooth lanceolate leaves (quite different than the native PNW foxgloves) and open to soft golden blooms with finely detailed burgundy veining. Very much admired by the bees as well, this is among the loveliest flower to grace our home garden. Pure grace.
Biennial, blooms the second year in full sun, sometimes third in less optimal conditions. UO
Packet: 100 seeds
Product Code: FOX-YH-pkt
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Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant after last frost.
Note: Slight chance of blooms the first year. Will self-seed.
Barely cover as light aids germination.
14-21 days @ soil temp 65-70F
Full sun to part shade
Average. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil.
While not absolutely necessary, you may provide staking or netting to keep them upright and tidy.
Rabbit and Deer resistant.
Cut when only a very few flowers are open and expect a vase life of 7-10 days.