Foxglove, Foxy Mix (Digitalis Purpurea Foxy) - 200 Seeds

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Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea Foxy) - 200 Seeds

•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds

Description:
Colorful, prolific, and long-blooming, Foxglove Foxy is a reliable show-stealer in the early-summer garden, and they easily grow from flower seeds. These abundantly bushy plants produce big blooms of white, cream, yellow, and rosy-red. Many of the blooms have charming spots of red inside the bell-shaped tubes. And the best part? They appear just 5 months after sowing Foxglove seeds, so you can grow this lovely flower even in areas where it isn't hardy!

The Foxglove flowers are so freely formed that they crowd one another, overlapping for a very full, wonderfully colorful display. Because the buds open from the bottom of the plant up, the topmost are still closed when the lower flowers are in full bloom, increasing the color show of every stem!

Medicinal Properties:
Digitalis, more often called digoxin, is a purified cardiac glycoside used to treat a variety of heart conditions, including: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and sometimes even heart failure. It can be effective when other medications are not. Lanoxin, Digitek and Lanoxicaps are names under which digoxin is commonly marketed.

Planting Instructions:
Sowing Directly in the Garden: Direct sow in rich, moist soil in part shade to full sun after danger of frost. Remove weeds and work organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. Sow seeds evenly and thinly and barely cover with fine soil. Keep evenly moist. Seedlings will emerge in 14-21 days depending on soil and weather conditions. Sowing seed Indoors: I’ve found them easiest AND fastest way to Germinate is in a small pot with the seed barely covered with soil…mist and cover with plastic wrap. Check every few days… but never let dry out. SIT ON A HEATING MAT FOR FASTER GERMINATION. Doing this can reduce germination time to 7-10 days.

Season: Biennial
USDA Zones: 4-8
Height: 24-26 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer
Average Germ Time: 20-30 days after cold stratification
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 4-6
Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches

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