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Does anyone grow Digitalis hybrida Candy Mountain. Have you had luck with it over wintering? Do you have any tips on planting digitalis? I ordered some to try in my zone 4 garden. I have tried foxgloves over the years and the only one to survive is Digitalis grandiflora Ambigua. I am hoping Candy Mountain will make it here love the look of this one. Photo from Romence Gardens.
I have grown digitalis the past two years from seed, but not candy mountain. I have camelot and excelsior. Candy mountain is supposed to be good up to zone 4. If it isn't hardy enough, keep in mind that camelot will bloom the first year if you start it early inside.
I grew Candy Mountain from seed a few years back (when T&M launched the seed). It flowered the second year as it should have, but none of the seed I collected, germinated. It was however a lovely plant to have. A real show-stopper.
Somehow I ended up with a lot of white foxglove seeds this winter so that is my first attempt at growing foxglove so we'll see how that does and if it survives. I have to remember next year that foxglove seeds are very tiny and to sow lightly to avoid HOS.
Candy Mountain is on my wish list for 2012. Has anybody ever sown the Candy Mountain or any variety of foxglove in the Fall so they get some Spring blooms?
Pat - I truly have no idea how they got to be so full. I was just lucky with these. They are biennials, so they produce leaves the first year and flower then go to seed the following year. I don't usually get a lot of reflowering on my foxglove.
Dee - Camelot does reseed quite well. I have one now that is going to seed.