This unusual small foxglove produces many compact stems tightly packed with delicately veined and netted, reddish-brown tubular flowers with long pronounced white lips. This plant derives its name from the fact that the flower buds are covered with fine silky hairs.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Woolly Foxglove, Grecian Foxglove