Giant Spotted Foxglove
Popular cottage garden flower from England. A great choice for mixing into borders, for naturalizing, or for mass planting. This is a superior strain with large, spotted, white and pink flowers borne on 5-6' tall stems. Although frequently visited by hummingbird moths, the plants, seeds, and foliage of this variety are all poisonous—please use caution.
- Biennial plants grow to 5-6 feet tall
- Bell-shaped white and pink blossoms attract pollinators and birds
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Prefers rich, moist, cool soil. May require staking.
- Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 14-21 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
Zone 4a Gardener in Vermont
I planted these seeds in February and they're already enormous! They've been potted up twice and look healthy and vigorous. I can't wait to plant them in my flower gardens. All the seeds I've purchased from Seed Savers have had great germination and produced healthy seedlings. I'll be ordering more varieties as soon as I can!
Took two years to bloom but well worth it. Needs a lot of water but otherwise easy to take care of.
I live in zone 6 and started these indoors late winter 2021, planted in pots on my porch where they filled out leaves all summer, and put them in flower beds in the fall. This spring (2022) they have bloomed, white and pink, 3-4 feet tall and just beautiful and vigorous. They are a favorite!