foxglove

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by suelandress, May 28, 2004.

  1. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

    Messages:
    4,588
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    The Quiet Corner of CT
    Will Foxglove reseed itself? As a biennial, does it only bloom one season? How long does the seed last?

    Ok Ok you might feel like this is a quiz, but actually I just got 6000 seeds (yep 6K) on ebay for $1.45 and except for the fact that they are pretty and grow in shade, I know nothing about their care and growing habits. Not planning to go into the heart medicine business, but at that price.....
     
  2. kitty32_z8

    kitty32_z8 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    703
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2003
    Yes foxglove reseeds itself. Not all foxglove are biannual. Best to plant some this year then plant some the next year and that will keep you in foxglove year round. It will sprout every other year. They spread :eek: so keep that in mind. As far as seeds longevity depends on conditions of how hanlde. In ideal conditions have seen them last up to 3 years, personally.
    Foxglove are wild around here and some people consider them weeds :no: . I like them and now that my kids are old enough to not eat them I can have them :D .

    Kathy
     

  3. tallpines

    tallpines Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,283
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Location:
    A woods in Wisconsin
    I love foxgloves, but I have NEVER had any luck with then re-seeding :(
     
  4. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

    Messages:
    4,588
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    The Quiet Corner of CT
    Oh boy! That was 16000 not 6000 seeds. Guess whats gonna be in the round-robin next time :)