NEW CATALOG ARRIVES MID DECEMBER! COUNTDOWN TO 2024 STARTS NOW
Skip to the content
SELECT SEEDS Select Seeds, Co.
Chinese Foxglove
Chinese Foxglove
Seed Packet

Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia angulata
One of my favorites, Rehmannia produces spikes of gloxinia-shaped flowers in a delicious raspberry color, its yellow throats dotted inside with carmine. The textured leaves grow in rosettes and turn deep red in fall, spreading readily by runners where hardy. Its roots hold potent medicinal properties, part of traditional Chinese medicinals. Listed in a 1915 seed catalog for florists, it has captured the hearts of generations of gardeners.
SKU #S252
$4.00
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
140
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
7,
8,
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2-2.5' h x 10" w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Raspberry pink trumpet blooms
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Notable
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow; requires light to germinate.
Sprout Time:
5-15 days
Seed To Bloom:
16-20 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Recommended. Start indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost. Keep at 60-70°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow in early spring.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last spring frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Chinese foxglove's flaring trumpets of raspberry bloom for months in summer, unlike digitalis or foxgloves springtime only show. Delicate looking but a strong grower, the rosettes of deep green leaves increase readily where happy, producing a succession of flowering spikes and turning shades of red in the fall. A welcome addition to shade gardens, edges of woodlands, containers and sunny cottage gardens, it also is a good cut flower. Deadhead or allow to self sow.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Keep moist. About 1" per week, especially during dry periods.
Soil pH:
Slightly acid to neutral
Fertilizer:
Mix about 2-4" of compost into soil prior to planting.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
3/4-fully opened flowers