This impressive foxglove is amongst the tallest we have ever seen. Several long thin spires arise, clad along most of their length with large-lipped, dark-veined orange flowers. Soundly perennial and bone hardy, this plant will perform trouble-free for many years.
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.