Productive plants and strong, stiff stems.
Second-year flowering. Petite 1/2" pearl-gray blooms with brown and gold details. The colors blend together to create an overall mocha/cream palette, giving this beauty its delicious name. Hoodlike flowers form around the stiff, strong stems. In our trials, these plants are very productive, yielding 10-15 stems per plant. Can be fall or spring planted. NOTE: Flowering occurs in late spring in the second season of growth. Ht. 24-34". Avg. 70,900 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.