foxglove variant

margaret briscoe asked 11 years ago

I sowed foxglove seeds last year. They have just flowered within the last few weeks. However the flower at the top of the plant in photo is very different to the other flowers which are thimble-like. Is this an accident of nature ? is it worth saving the seed ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This looks like a split corolla flower, when a trumpet or tube form splits to be an open flower. It is unsual and it would be interesting to save the seed of and pod that forms as the back of that flower.

And sow it again and see if it was simply a once-off local mutation.