Foxglove Plants


Zone 46902 | john_wilkinson_453 added on June 18, 2017 | Answered

I've been flower gardening full time since retirement in 2008. I have 22 beds. Of all my lovely flowers. The one that stumps me the most, is Foxglove. I've had 3 plants in 8 years, they do well, that 1st year. But they don't comeback the following year. I live in North Central Indiana. Zone 5. I've tried it in different beds, with same effect. No returns. I have a friend that has the same problem in our town. The soil is 100% clay, but I've tilled in my own mix of 2 parts compost, 1 part cow manure, 1 part sand. This mix works great for me.But, still, no returns on foxglove. Any suggestions? Obviously something isn't right.

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    Answered on June 20, 2017

    Well draining soil is vital to growing Foxgloves.
    Look for Foxglove Foxy Hybrids, they are cold hardy to zone 3; you may have more success with these plants.

    These articles have more information.

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