About- This lovely, old-fashioned plant will attract hummingbirds to the garden and readily self-sows. Low-growing foliage is topped by 3 to 5 foot flower spikes in June. Plants may re-bloom if spent flower stalks are cut back after blooming. The dried leaves are the principal source of the drug digitalis, a potent heart medicine, making the plant poisonous to animals and humans.
When & Where to Plant- Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost or sow outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Can also be direct sown in the fall. Full sun to partial shade.
Care & Harvest- Water as needed. may require staking or support with flower netting if being grown for cut flowers.
Botanical Name- Digitalis Purpurea
Planting Depth- 1/8"
Days to Germination- 14-21
Plant Spacing- 12-18"
Approximate Seeds per Pkt- 1,500
Height- 2-3 feet
Where- Full sun to partial shade.
Approximate Seeds per Pkt- 1500