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Foxy Foxglove Seeds

Item #P-4591 | 1000 Seeds | Price: $1.95
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Very large flower spikes on this AAS Winner. These digitalis seeds produce a plants height 30-36" tall with delightful mix of rose, lavender, yellow, red and white blooms. Hardiness; biennial(blooms second year). Zones 4-9. Package(1000 seeds)
Foxy Foxglove Seeds

Tips on How to Grow Foxglove (Digitalis)

Time Frame when plants are receptive to flower initiation: 8 12 leaves are present.
Flowering Type: Facultative Long Day Plant (secondary) long days enhance flowering.
Specific Flowering Mechanism: High light enhances flowering.

PLUG CULTURE

  • Germination Optimum conditions for seedling development that begins the day the crop is sown until cotyledon expansion.
  • Expect radicle emergence in 3 4 days.
  • Cover: Do not cover seed.
  • Media: pH: 5.8 6.2
  • EC: 0.5 0.75
  • Light: Light is necessary for germination. If utilizing a chamber, providing a light source of 10 100 foot candles will improve germination and reduce stretch.

Temperature:

65 70F (18 21C) until cotyledon expansion.
  • Moisture: Medium (2) until radicle emergence. Then begin alternating between moisture levels moist (3) and medium (2). Allow media to approach level (2) before re-saturating to level (3).
  • NOTE: Saturated media will discourage the roots from penetrating into the media.
  • Humidity: Days 1 6 maintain 90 95% or until radicle emergence and initial roots penetrate the media. On day 7, reduce to 40 70%.
  • Dehumidify: Provide horizontal airflow to aid in drying down the media through evapotranspiration, allowing better penetration of oxygen to the roots.
  • Finish Bulking/Flower Initiation Optimum conditions during the vegetative period, beginning at transplant, needed for the root to reach the edge of the container, AND to make the plant receptive to flower initiation.
  • Media: pH: 5.8 6.2
  • EC: 0.75 1.5
  • Light: Time to flower and the number of flowers produced increase proportionally with light levels. Though classified as a shade plant, Digitalis can handle high light conditions with adequate moisture and cool temperatures.
  • >li>Temperature: 45 55F (8 12C) nights are optimal though crop will tolerate a range of 40 65F (4 16C). Under short days, cool temperatures can benefit flowering response.

GARDEN SPECIFICATIONS

Light: Partial shade to full sun
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Garden Height: 3.5 4 feet (1 1.5 m)
Garden Width: 24 30 inches (60 75 cm)
In trials, plants grown in greenhouses with additional lights exhibited stretched habits and loose flower spikes. Crops grown cool in protected cold frames will produce compact plants with good lateral development of secondary spikes.


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