Foxglove - Kew Wildflower SeedsDigitalis purpurea

Hardy Biennial

What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in
the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Loved by bumblebees

Create useful vertical accents

Will self-sow and drift through the garden!

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Height Up to 120cm (47in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Biennial

cottage gardenswildlife gardens

sun or semi shadedappled shade

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Description

Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. Kew Wildflower Seeds have been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

A familiar sight in early summer growing wild in shady places in Britain. Tall spires of purple, thimble-like flowers above a low rosette of downy leaves. The flowers are adored by bumblebees. Allow these biennial wildflowers to self-sow so they can pop up randomly through borders and informal areas where their erect spires create useful vertical accents amongst the rounded forms of other perennials. Height: 120cm (47in). Spread: 45cm (18in).

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1 Packet (2000 Seeds) (60549)

Sowing
Sow in late spring/early summer outdoors in a well prepared seed bed. Sow the seeds very thinly 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart, keep the soil damp until germination takes place and thin out the seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart when large enough to handle.

Transplant 60cm (24in) apart into flowering site in the autumn for flowering the following year.

Alternatively, sow the tiny seeds sparingly into seed trays using a fine seed compost. Do not cover the seed. Keep trays in a moist environment such as a plastic bag or propagator and do not allow them to dry out. When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into 9cm pots and grow on. 

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Foxgloves will grow in most soils although they prefer acidic soils in part shade. These biennials will produce a low leaf rosette in their first year and flower the following summer. Sowing them two years in succession and allowing plants to self-seed will ensure a continuous display. 

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, toxic if eaten.

Caution

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes,toxic if eaten

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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