Unusual coffee-coloured blooms
Ideal for woodland areas
Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)
cottage gardenswildlife gardenswoodland garden
sun or semi shadedappled shade
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Also known as ‘Woolly Foxglove’, the stunning coffee-coloured blooms of Foxglove lanata 'Cafe Creme' have a soft, fuzzy appearance. It’s easy to see how this unique variety got its name - most noteworthy is their unusual colouring - brown-hooded blooms with intricate vein markings appear to seep into the cream-coloured lower lip. This hardy biennial produces impressive upright flower spikes with multiple blooms from early summer. Thriving in woodland areas, this is a great choice for a border in dappled shade. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
1 Packet (100 Seeds) (79650)
Sow Foxglove seeds from January to May on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with a light sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14-30 days. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged and do not exclude light, as this helps germination.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When Digitalis plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Alternatively, over winter Foxglove plants in a cold frame and plant out the following spring after all risk of frost has passed. Plant Foxgloves at a distance of 45cm (18") apart in sun or dappled shade in any well drained soil. Although foxgloves prefer a fertile, moist soil, they will happily tolerate almost any soil except those that are excessively dry or waterlogged.
Caution: irritant to skin and eyes,harmful if eaten
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