Early Spring Planting: Start foxglove seeds in cell packs or flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Press seeds into the soil, do not cover as light aids germination. Kept at 18-24° C. Seeds germinate in 14-21 days. Once at least 4 true leaves are showing, transplant seedlings into the garden 45-60 cm apart. If you would like flowers the first year, sow seeds in December-January providing bright grow lights. Transplant 2-3 weeks before the last frost.
Direct Sow in Spring: Direct sow foxglove seed into prepared seed beds after danger of frost. Prepare the soil with rich organic matter and press seeds firmly into the soil but no not cover. The direct-sown seeds may not bloom the first year. Cover well in fall with mulch and remove mulch in spring.
Direct Sow in Fall: Sow seeds in a well-prepared flower bed and press seeds firmly into the soil, but do not cover.
Grow Foxglove: Part sun to light shade, rich, moist soil. Tubular flowers attract bees and hummingbirds, are excellent for cutting. Foxgloves are deer and rabbit resistance. Water plants deeply on a regular basis. Expect foxgloves to naturalize around your garden. Foxgloves will languish in periods of heat and drought, so provide extra moisture during those times.
Once established foxgloves are easy to grow and will frequently self-sow.