A popular and remarkable strain of Foxglove, boasting tall spikes of pendulous, funnel-shaped blossoms in a lovely range of pastel colors including pink, lavender and white. Arranged all around the spike, the blooms of this eye-catching biennial or short-lived perennial displays throats copiously spotted with maroon or purple. Blooms profusely from late spring to mid summer. Attractive to hummingbirds which hover near the tubular blossoms and to birds that flock to the seedheads in the fall. This eye-catching plant offers long lasting floral displays, architectural height to borders, naturalizes well and self sows freely. Great addition to beds, borders, woodlands or naturalized areas, in front of shrubs or dark backgrounds.
Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea ‘Excelsior Mix’
Common Name: Foxglove, Fingerhut
Flower Color: Mix
Flowering Period: June - July
Plant Height: 4-6 ft (120-180 cm)
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
Water Requirements: Average
Soil Requirements: Normal to dry, well-drained
USDA Zones: 4-8
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.
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