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Seedlings: African Foxglove, Ceratotheca triloba

The african foxglove is a plant I’d recommend every NC gardener try at least once. My sole complaint is that the blooms do not show up in mass, instead you get one or two fully open along each spray and as the next opens the current die back. In mass plantings perhaps this is overcome. If you are looking for a breeding project, this is a plant that needs a single improvement to take off.

African Foxglove - Ceratotheca triloba

African Foxglove – Ceratotheca triloba – 17 Days From Sowing

African Foxglove - Ceratotheca triloba

African Foxglove – Ceratotheca triloba – Flowering

Germination: As pictured above. Seed was room-temperature stored and purchased in February 2014 making the seed over 2 years old. Seed was covered in soil proportional to seed size and germinated at room temperature with light. Germination was 10% at 7 days and 25 days. This seed will be retested with surface sowing to see whether light or age was responsible for the low germination.

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