PlantFiles: South African Foxglove, Wild Foxglove Ceratotheca triloba
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On Jun 19, 2012, faithgardener from Enid, OK wrote:
We have grown this great plant in Enid, OK the past three years. Last year during over 100 days of over 100 degree heat it not only survived, but thrived. It is a great re-seeding annual for us. I love watching the bumble bees wiggling into the blossoms for a treat! With our winds we do stake it because the plants get so large.
On Mar 31, 2010, pgt from Chalfont, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I just wanted to add that I wintersowed Ceratotheca triloba seeds this winter, and they sprouted in early March, and are doing well. It's still only the end of March, so I don't know how the plants will do, but I'll update when I find out.
On Jun 17, 2009, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
I wanted this soooooo badly, seeds came up fine, out of 10 seedlings only one is healthy and blooming. Several seedlings keeled over and died early on, two got buds and wilted over and 1 of them has died. One is blooming happily away.
No clue as to why...gave it morning sun, afternoon shade...all treated the same.
I might try them again to see if I can grow as a "fall" annual.
On Nov 7, 2007, BlueGlancer from South/Central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
Received this plant in with another plant, during a trade. I planted it under a magnolia tree, and didn't know what it was. It gets morning sun, and probably watered once a week.
When it bloomed I was pleasantly surprised. I love it. : )
A little more detail on propagating this plant from seed.
Sow seed in a baggy at 70*F. Around 40% - 87% of the seed should germinate between 7 - 16 days.
In the baggy method, a relatively sturdy paper like coffee filter paper is moistened and then wrung until barely damp. Place the seed in the center of the barely damp filter and pull 1/3 up over the seed, then the top 1/3 down over the seed and then fold the ends over the center. Place that arrangement along with a water-proof label inside a baggy and transplant as soon as they germinate. Some gardeners hang the baggies vertically in light, unless it is known that the seed requires darkness to germinate.
On Aug 11, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
Native to South Africa and grows 4-6 feet tall with soft hairy leaves. Tubular lavender or white flowers are born on tall spikes similar to a foxgloves.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Waverly, Alabama Fallbrook, California Huntington Beach, California Stockton, California Edgewater, Colorado Pike Creek, Delaware Boyette, Florida North De Land, Florida Wauchula, Florida Barbourville, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Elmwood, Louisiana Damascus, Maryland Millersville, Maryland St Cloud, Minnesota Kenmore, New York Slingerlands, New York Bogue, North Carolina Breckenridge, Oklahoma Murrells Inlet, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Lenoir City, Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tennessee Floresville, Texas Leesburg, Virginia