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growing foxgloves from seed

rossmoirarossmoira Posts: 4
Wild foxgloves have appeared for the first time in ages in our garden ( why this particular summer I have no idea) . I would like to take seeds from the ivory coloured ones in particular to plant for next year.  What is the best procedure?  BTW,  we are in the Scottish Highlands. 
Thanks for any suggestions. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,414
    I'd just pick a seed head off when they're ripe and scatter them where you want them to grow. you can't rely on the white seeding white, the insects will have been in there and mixed all the colour genes

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570
    If you sow the seed onto compost, when the seedlings start to grow, only prick out ones with green leaf stems. If they show any flush of red, they will likely be red foxgloves.  When the seedlings  roots fill a 7cm pot, plant out where you want them to flower.   I do that and scatter seed around like Nutcutlet says. If they grow in the wrong place like the veg patch, I move them to my wild flower patch.
  • pot-manpot-man Posts: 140
    These are my white seedlings, it takes 2 yrs to flower from seed 

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