From the Caucasus comes this dainty foxglove bearing spires of bell shaped cream flowers in early summer. The medium height clumps of foliage consist of strap-like leaves which are covered in tiny hairs. Rare and beautiful, it grows best in semi shade and prefers a well-drained spot.
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:hairy foxglove