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rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

i want white foxgloves and blue and white lupins next summer, just lookig at seeds, are they both easy enough to grow from seed and when best to buy and plant?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    Foxgloves are very easy and can be sown now, they don't need extra heat.

    I don't grow lupins 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    thanks nut, just in modules/ litt;e pots? then plant out next year?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    I've never used modules but I should think that would be good.

    If they're big enough I'd plant them out at the end of summer.

    Once you get them started you can just leave them to seed themselves.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    great, thanks, i love anything that self seeds!

  • Chris 25Chris 25 Posts: 50

    I Grow both, foxgloves are easy as anything they will seed themselves once established and the flower heads are left on the plants.


    Lupins again are relatively easy i grown all mine from seed this year in particular

    i have had massive success i started off in little pots one or two seeds pre-soaked in

    seaweed  at a depth of 1/2 inch kept well damp and under a tray lid in greenhouse up the sprung,

    transplant them to 3 inch individual pots keep moist but not soaked they will grow larger when you fell the have outgrown this post pot on once again  mine are now stage three and i will put them out to harden off  before siting them to grow on in the garden for flowers next year.

    remember to collect the seed heads if you wont to grow more, other wise they will

    scatter their own seeds when the heads are ready to burst open and the wind blows.  happy gardening image

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,726

    Chris25, that Lupin treatment sounds a bit drastic. I would not bother with the pre-soaking, just plant the seeds into modules or small pots. I sow mine in the autumn, and then they are ready to be planted out the following Spring.

    Neither Lupins or foxgloves come true from seed.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    ...unless they're the wild, purple foxgloves, presumably?

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    I didn't know that about foxgloves, so all the white ones I've grown from saved seed and planted out will be a surprise when they flower  imageimage that'll teach me to colour coordinate image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    Cultivars never seed true though some may look much the same, at least for the first few seedings.

    Foxgloves species will seed true unless they're been crossed with something

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • MMflowerMMflower Posts: 79

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