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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Foxgloves

27 May 2011 16:50:32
Digitalis 'Anne Redetzky'

Digitalis 'Anne Redetzky'

I took a tour of the garden today to find that nearly all of the white foxgloves I grew from seed last year, are destroyed. They were the biggest casualty of the wind.

Luckily Deborah gave me a foxglove last year and it must be sturdier than mine because it is looking great, with several spires, and is still standing. I will try collecting seed as it would seem to be a keeper.


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fran m fran m 27 May 2011 20:27:17

Keeper for sure, great.


TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 27 May 2011 21:54:14

I started three years ago with a pale mauve foxglove - it self-seeded at a great rate and I now have Purple, pale mauve. lemon and white - I know some people get upset when plants don't come true from seed - have to say I just love the surprise!


Cloncaw Cloncaw 27 May 2011 22:12:45

Beautiful only have self seeded ones here which seem to have survived the gales


Hoeys Hoeys 28 May 2011 00:11:41

beautiful.


Rachel Rachel 28 May 2011 09:59:34

Yeah, Hazel. I'm not sure if its sterile or what the deal is. Anne Redetsky can be grown from seed as I see it for sale on the internet but I guess that doesn't mean it comes true from seed. It might be some class of F1 hybrid. Can anyone advise?


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