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African Foxglove 'White' Organic
African Foxglove 'White' Organic
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African Foxglove 'White' Organic

Ceratotheca triloba
At last, the rare white-flowered form of this statuesque beauty, with pure white bell-shaped flowers opening along the tall stems in succession from bottom to top, each bell spotted inside with flecks of gold. Add height to moon gardens by growing with fragrant white phlox, white cleome, and woodland tobacco for a luminous nighttime oasis.
SKU #S1646OG
$5.00
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
59
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
5-6' h x 2-3' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Bright white to faintest lavender
Features
Scented Leaves
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Notable
Certified Organic Seed Available
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/8"
Sprout Time:
7-20 days
Seed To Bloom:
16 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out after last frost. Keep at 70-75°F. Retain moisture by covering with plastic until germination occurs.
Starting Outdoors:
Sow in place after last frost in warm summer areas.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After the soil has warmed above 50°F and all danger of frost has passed.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
The eye-level spires of African Foxglove attract hummingbirds and butterflies to their thimble-shaped flowers, each bell stitched with markings that guide bees to the pollen within. It is deer resistant and well-suited for large drifts at the edge of woodlands or in the back border with tall cosmos. Soft hairs cover the foliage and stems, which release a peanut butter scent when bruised.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Somewhat drought tolerant, but performs best with about 1" of water per week.
Soil pH:
Slightly acidic to neutral
Fertilizer:
Mix in a couple of inches of compost or an all-purpose granular, organic fertilizer in springtime.
Diseases & Pests:
Thrips can occasionally be troublesome. Treat with neem or other organic insecticide.