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I have not grown this type of foxglove but did see it on Chelsea Flower Show, really pretty. I grow standard pink ones grow well in my garden look great. Looked pink/ orange colour think. Like to watch Chelsea Flower Show. See all the plants in flower.
Do you grow other foxgloves in your garden?
I have it ordered and was going to give it to a friend who loves foxgloves. Unfortunately I had a letter saying delivery potponed until spring. Looking forward to it, just hope it's not too temperamental
My friend will have to have it for Easter insread!
I saw this on the Chelsea Flower Show too, very pleasing to the eyes.
I have it on order too delivery April 2013, I grow the standard pink and have sown seeds of white which seem to be growing quite string and healthy but these are beauftiful and more on the exotic side, thanks Verdun I've learnt something new today I hadn't realised when I ordered that the parentage is the isoplexis canarian foxglove (which is has a beautfully exotic feel) and that the plants are sterile so wont set seed .
Some of the foxgloves seed them selves around after they have flowered so I do end up with may be one comming up the next year sometimes more plants but do grow them from seed to make more plants, bees really like them
I have the illumination pink, I bought it as a plant last summer and it flowered non stop from July til the first frost arrived. Lovely plant, the bees loved it. Keeping my fingers crossed it survives the winter but my garden is pretty sheltered. I would recommend it.
Yes I would say about 3 feet, I have mine planted at the front of a small border with roses and other taller foxgloves behind it. I have enclosed a pic for you to see
I read about these when they were first shown; would love to hear how they are doing in their second year.
I don't really do pink; do they come in a more salmon shade?
They look really pretty, thanks for photo I was going to give one to a friend and keep one in a pot on my courtyard/patio, should add just the right amont of colour. Can't wait for it to come
artjak, I sowed an apricot one this summer and have strong healthy seedling which should flower next year. I got the seeds from Thompson and Morgan. Below a link to them with all the foxgloves they provide (lots of colours): http://www.tandmworldwide.com/search.html?section=seeds1&search=Foxgloves
Thompson and Morgan state that the illumination series are completely sterile, hence the long flowering season as the plants don't have to set seed. So I am puzzled as to how you sowed seed I have just ordered the plugs for April in a lovely pale orange/salmon; very expensive but I am sure worth it
Actually I bought the seeds online from T&M, it's called Apricot:
I've bought quite a lot of seeds from them this year, including several heritage tomatoes that I'm really looking forward to growing next year, just hope they all come up (touch wood).
Swiss Sue; those are soooo pretty.
Verdun; I expect to get these little plants in April, so will keep you posted (the sterile foxglove diaries?)