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Foxglove 'Illumination pink' propagation

PoddingtonPPoddingtonP Posts: 196

I've just bought an Illumination pink 'perennial' foxglove. I've read threads on here, and know they aren't as hardy or perennial as first touted. But I REALLY like it,  so have bought one, with the intention of overwintering it in my greenhouse, or propagating it. My question is, how to propagate and when? Will it divide in the autumn (its a decent sized flowering plant already) or can you do cutting? Has anyone had any success with cutting, if so, what type of cuttings- basal, softwood, and what time of year? 

Thank you! 



  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I think you can do root cuttings in Autumn

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Mine have finally flowered in this, their second year, they are so small that for a minute I thought they were snapdragons! I am not an enthusiast for them now.image

  • PoddingtonPPoddingtonP Posts: 196

     I got a big pot with lots of flower spikes, so that if I don't manage to get it through the winter, ive just bought an expensive annual! 

  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 431
    Mine were disappointing the first year - but I potted them up for the Winter, replanted them in March and this year they are fabulous! Will do the same in Nov....
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