This hardworking perennial will flower the first year from seed if started early. Waist-high branching plants produce an abundance of long stems smothered in chocolate and green hoodlike blooms, similar to snapdragons. Leathery, long-lasting flowers have a bitter smokey scent, but attract more pollinators than any other plant we’ve grown. In addition to being a great textural bouquet filler, figwort is a must grow for the bees.
Plant type: perennial
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 120 days
Plant spacing: 18”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 200
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost; sow seeds indoors in trays and transplant once weather has warmed.
Pick when stem tips are no longer floppy and flowers last up to 2 weeks in the vase.
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