Surface sow and press in lightly; requires light to germinate.
10-12 weeks before last frost, surface sow in germinating mix; covering flat with humidity dome to retain moisture while seeds germinate. Keep at 60-65°F.
After last spring frost until early summer surface sow in a location with full sun. Part shade is best in hot summer locales. Will bloom the following year.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Sunset foxglove has amber to burnt orange bells that punctuate the summer garden with their spires of bloom over shrubby, willowy foliage. This award-winning variety is a compact, long-lived perennial that thrives in well-drained sun-baked soils. Radiant at the garden's edge and in rock gardens, it also is an unusual bouquet flower. Provide fast-draining soils for best overwintering. Poisonous if eaten. Use gloves and caution when handling.
Drought tolerant when established. About 1" or less of water a week.
Acidic to mildly alkaline.
Mix about 2" of compost into the soil at time of planting, and top-dress every spring with about 1"; mix in.
Diseases & Pests:
Generally problem free, but watch for bacterial and fungal leaf spots in wet weather and treat with organic fungicides.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when about half of the florets are open.