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Rehmannia elata - Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata (Chinese Foxglove) seeds

£1.50

Bring an exotic touch to your garden with this lovely Chinese Foxglove which will flower in succession from May right through to the first frosts in November or later! The flowers are very showy, tubular in form and deep pink with yellow throats. Will need to be overwintered in a frost free place or protected with a thick mulch and a cloche. Be one of the first to grow it!

Half Hardy Perennial (to 0C)
Flowers: May to frosts
Height: 90cm, Spread: 50cm
Position: Sun or semi-shade in a sheltered spot

Packet of 50 seeds

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year, in pots or trays of moist, free-draining seed compost and just cover with a fine layer of sieved compost. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator or other warm place and maintain an optimum temperature of 18-20C. Keep checking the compost to make sure it remains just moist. Germination should occur after 21-42 days. As the seedlings emerge, gradually increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 9cm pots. Grow on in slightly cooler conditions with plenty of light, but shaded from direct sun and over-winter if necessary above 5C. When established, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out after the risk of frost has passed in a sunny or semi shaded, sheltered position. Protect from frost in winter with a thick layer of mulch and/or a cloche.


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