New! Unique, deep apricot blooms.
Vigorous, uniform plants produce densely packed bells on tall, sturdy stems. In our trials, Polkadot Polly produced 1 very tall central stem followed by 6–8 shorter (still very suitable for cutting), secondary stems per plant. Sterile plants will not self-seed. Can be fall or spring-planted. NOTE: Flowering occurs in late spring in the second season of growth. Ht. 36–48". Avg. 312,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:14-21 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).
SOWING:Transplant (recommended): Sow 10-12 weeks before last frost. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers after the first true leaves appear, 15-20 days after sowing. Harden-off and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed: Sow as soon as soil can be worked, only in areas with long growing seasons. Do not cover seed as light is required for germination. Keep soil moist.
LIGHT PREFERENCE:Sun/Part Shade.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Moist, well-drained soil.
PLANT SPACING: 12"
HARDINESS ZONES:Zones 4-8.
HARVEST:Fresh: Harvest when the lower 1/3 of flowers on a spike have opened. Deadheading encourages additional blooms.
USES:Excellent cut flower. Borders, masses, woodland plantings, and cottage gardens.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Digitalis spp.
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