Foxglove - Silver Cub
This is an unusual Foxglove with soft to touch silver foliage, producing a multi-stemmed plant with strong yet stocky flower spikes with glistening white blooms. It is ideal added to a sunny or semi-shaded border where it will flower in its first year if sown late January.
Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and place at a temperature of 18-29C. Lightly cover the seed with vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 14-30 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-60cm apart. An early sowing will occasionally produce flowers in the same year.