Seeds per packet : 60
Vigorous plants which form a rosette of deep green leaves in the first year. In its second year warm, burnished gold, tightly packed racemes develop. Like many foxgloves it self seeds politely and is suited to naturalising.
Common name : Rusty Foxglove
Family : Plantaginaceae
Type : Perennial, second year flowering
Position : Part Shade
Soil requirements : Will grown in almost any except very dry or very wet.
Height : 150cm
Spread : 50cm
Sowing method : Direct or Transplant.
When to sow : Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost
Depth : Surface sow, press into soil and do not cover
Germination : 14-21 days
Ideal germination temperature : 20°C. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.
Plant spacing : 30cm
Flowers : January - March
Highly toxic by ingestion. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling.