Houseplants forum: Dwarf foxglove as houseplant?

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 11, 2016 9:23 AM CST
One seed package suggests growing dwarf foxglove as a houseplant. Has anyone tried them?
I have sown the seeds under lights and got good germination.
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drdawg
Jan 11, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Foxglove is basically an outside plant and even some of the dwarfs get 30" or more tall. I have never tried to grow them as an inside plant. Keep in mind, you wouldn't want children or pets to nibble on foxglove.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 12, 2016 8:25 AM CST
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I was wondering about vernalisation for flowering
as most foxgloves are biennial or perennial.
The seeds have germinated so I will try it as house plant,
as this variety probably is not hardy enough for here.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 19, 2016 6:59 AM CST
On perusing seed racks--another seed supplier says it grows to 4 feet?
Not so good then as houseplant, but it said it would flower first year if started early.
I think they will be garden plants here!

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