DIGITALIS purpurea

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DIGITALIS purpurea

Common Foxglove
Select Item No. DO386

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Europe
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: red, rarely white
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: hairy, ovate to lanceolate
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant / medicinal plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.07143 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
14000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 8 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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