Foxglove Apricot Beauty
Foxglove ‘Apricot Beauty’
This old fashioned favorite pumps out masses of towering stems loaded with freckled peachy apricot blooms for a solid two months from late spring to early summer. We oftentimes find bumblebees sleeping in the blooms.
*Please note: All parts of foxglove are poisonous, including the seeds. Use caution around children and pets.*
Plant type: biennial
Site: part sun/shade
Days to maturity: 330-360 days
Plant spacing: 12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet: 200
How to Grow:
Sow seeds from late spring to early summer and plant seedlings in the garden at least 6 weeks before your first autumn frost. Plants will winter over in the garden and bloom the following spring.
The trick to getting the longest vase life from foxglove is to cut it before the bees find it. When the blooms are pollinated they drop from the stems, so harvest early when just a few blossoms are open. Expect a vase life of 6-8 days if flower preservative is used.
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