Digitalis purpurea ‘Monstrosa Mix’
MONSTER FOXGLOVES MIX
Digitalis purpurea ‘Monstrosa Mix’ produces an extraordinary surprise that will catch all comers.
A huge single monster cup of a flower atop
First the flower spires rise, looking like any other normal Foxglove, in a mix of pink, purple, white and cream flower colours.
BUT THEN the top of the spire opens, to a huge single monster cup of a flower – all beautifully marked and spotted.
Striking feature in shade
Digitalis purpurea ‘Monstrosa Mix’ enjoys Full Sun to Part Shade, in well drained soil.
And particularly enjoys the Dappled Light and Shade underneath trees and shrubs.
You can also prolong blooming over the warmer months, by mulching the area well, and giving a occasional deep watering.
Montrosa Foxgloves are thoroughly frost hardy.
Kids are fascinated by the monsters
(And so are the big kids).
Digitalis purpurea ‘Monstrosa Mix’ are dependable self-seeding biennials.
And they throw reliably true to seed too – so you can enjoy those monster cups each year in succeeding generations.
So always leave a stem or two to go to seed. Or cut stems with seed pods and lay them down on the ground as a mulch where you would like next year’s crop of monster towers.
Spires of 1.2m. High spires. Each one topped by an extraordinary, huge monster cup of a flower x evergreen rosette of low foliage 40cm Wide.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow Digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost outdoors in spring / or sow indoors at any time for maximum germination.
INDOORS: First sow Digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time.
But do not cover with compost as these seeds need light to germinate.
Then thoroughly moisten the mix by standing the sown punnet in a shallow water bath.
And allowing the moisture to percolate to the surface from below.
Now place the punnet in a warm, well-lit place.
You can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential, as these seeds are willing germinators.
And cover the punnet with a plastic lid to retain moisture.
Temperatures of 15-20 degrees C. are ideal for rapid and maximum germination.
Continue to keep moist at all times by misting from a spray water bottle, but do not saturate.
So germination occurs in 14 to 21 days approx.
Then pot on the seedlings to harden off and mature. Before finally planting out in the garden.
SEED COUNT: 300 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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