Digitalis purpurea



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These perennial, first-year flowering plants are productive, blooming for months if harvested regularly.


30 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Prefers a moderate climate and can withstand some frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in March to April / September or sow in trays (recommended) and transplant after 6-8 weeks.
Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
Germination guide:14-21 days @ 21 C. Light required - cover seed with a thin layer of vermiculite.
Good Bee Food:No
Flowering time:September (if sown in March to April) or 130 days after sowing in September.
Pinch:Not necessary
Position:Full Sun
Final height:120 cm
Spacing:30 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when a third of the flowers on the flower spike have opened. Expected vase life is 8 days. Regular harvesting will encourage flower production.

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