Botanical Name: Digitalis ferruginea gigantea
Common Name: Rusty Foxglove
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 100
Digitalis ferruginea gigantea – This spectacular, exotic looking form of the foxglove is native to the northern Mediterranean. Elegant tall leafy spires arise from rosettes of dark green, pointed, leaves. Each orchid like golden bloom is veined with rich red to dark brown on the interior and is tipped with fine soft hairs. This hardy perennial is ideal for adding height to a shady corner. Enjoys humus rich well drained soil in part shade to shade. Will self seed. 1.8m x 0.75m.
Sow digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time. Do not cover with compost as seed requires light to germinate. Place in warm place or propagator and cover with a plastic lid. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. Germination in 14 to 30 days. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden. Some seed may wait till spring to germinate naturally. Please do not discard.