Chinese Foxglove

1 Mar

Chinese Foxglove (Rehmannia glutinosa) evergreen to deciduous, slow spreading, 2-3 ft., large pink foxglove-like flowers spring through fall, sun or part shade, cut flower.

From China. Grows 3 ft. tall, 1/2 to 2 ft. wide. Clump of coarse, deeply toothed leaves (evergreen in mild-winter climates) sends up stalks loosely set with tubular, 3-in.-long flowers that look something like big, gaping foxgloves (Digitalis). Common form bears rosy purple blossoms with a yellow throat dotted in red; there is also a fine white form with cream throat that must be grown from cuttings or divisions. Where winters are mild, blooms from mid spring well into fall; in colder climates, bloom comes in summer. Long lasting as a cut flower. Provide rich soil. Easy to grow from seed, root cuttings, divisions.

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