Ceratotheca triloba alba – (African Foxglove)

$9.00

Description

This is a graceful and very rare African plant with long spikes of pure snow white “foxgloves”. Perfect in a woodland or cottage garden setting this plant is not related to the European foxgloves, but its sizeable flowers are similarly shaped and hang in clusters. They also occasionally open in shades of pink with pale violet stripes highlighting the inner throats.
The grey-green foliage has a distinctly nutty fragrance and as a large-scale plant it holds its own when planted among shrubs and as well as making a good cutting flower which is exceptionally resistant to drought.

Sowing advice
For best results, sow seeds in good light at any time onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. Germinate at 15 to 20 degrees C. Seeds should ideally germinate in between 2 and 6 weeks although they make take considerably longer. Pot on seedlings before finally planting out into a container or a well-drained spot.

Note : 10 seeds in packet

Additional information

Classification

Half hardy annual, Half Hardy Perennial

Common Name

African Foxglove

Family

Pedaliaceae

Maximum Height

1.4 metres

Number of seeds in packet

10