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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 3:19 PM CST

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I'm ordering some Foxglove seeds, and was wondering which varieties everyone likes. I'm getting the seeds from Swallowtail Seeds. They have many different ones though! I'm having trouble choosing.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Clint, be careful they are poisonous. Angry

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The roots, sap, flowers, seeds, pollen, and leaves of foxglove are all poisonous - even when dried. I know because I was poisoned when I accidentally inhaled the dried seeds and pollen.[end quote]

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Information/Foxglove.htm
Susan

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 5:36 PM CST
I almost ordered some Digitalis and now I am glad I did not. I have one Foxglove and I am going to dig it up and throw it into the trash. Thumbs up
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 5:39 PM CST

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Thanks! I've grown them before, but didn't get sick from them. Maybe I removed the blooms before they set seeds. I love these plants!
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 5:55 PM CST
Let me know if you find anything real good and I might keep one but maybe the seeds are not such a good idea. What if you inhale seed dust or something. I think I saw some cheap plants somewhere. Did you check SRG, they still have stuff for 2.49 and I got some stuff a few days ago, including two topaz desert jewels! They were not 2.49 but 7.99 and I got an email saying they got some more Desert Garnet @ 7.99 but when I went to the website they were showing 2.49. Now I feel like I am stealing. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 6:09 PM CST

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They have seeds that are coated. I think those are the ones I will order. I'll check out the sale too! Glad you got some Delosperma. They are so awesome.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 26, 2013 6:35 PM CST

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I only grow a couple of the true Perennial ones and keep them in the front yard away from my dog.
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 6:49 PM CST

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I don't have any outdoor pets. These are going in the back of my new flower bed in front.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 26, 2013 6:53 PM CST

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Some nice ones here.
http://www.swallowtailgardenseeds.com/perennials/foxglove.ht...
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 6:54 PM CST
That's a good idea Bob!
Which ones are true perennials? If I am going to have one I want a good one. I have one called 'Digitalis Strawberry Foxglove'. Is that a good one? I got it from SRG last fall.
Susan

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 7:03 PM CST
Santa Rosa has the Dalmation Rose!! Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 7:08 PM CST
They have the Dalmatian Cream and Purple too. Some of them are 2.49.
Susan

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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jul 26, 2013 7:36 PM CST

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Grandiflora which is yellow is also a good one.
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/you...
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 8:18 PM CST
Thumbs up Drooling nodding I agree
Susan

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 8:21 PM CST

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My problem is I like them all. LOL. I feel like a cottage garden needs these. I'm making a flower bed that is kind of like a cottage garden and I want these in the back for next year. It's ok if they are biennials because I can always re-sow some more for the following year. Susan - you can always wear one of those pollen masks until your seeds are planted.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 8:24 PM CST
They have some plants at SRG for 2.49. I will just get a couple of those. Thumbs up
Susan

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 8:29 PM CST

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I might get some of those and the seeds too. You can never have too many of these in the background!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jul 26, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Sure, at those prices you really can't go wrong. I just got some plants from them a few days ago and they were fine. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 26, 2013 9:05 PM CST

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Susan - This is the effect I want to achieve. None of my neighbors have anything like this. LOL.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Jul 27, 2013 3:14 AM CST
I see what you mean, that looks like something I wanted to do with lupines. LOL. Thumbs up
Susan

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