Foxglove Seed Harvesting – How To Save Foxglove Seeds For Next Season

By January 17, 2018Articles

Foxglove Seed Harvesting – How To Save Foxglove Seeds For Next Season

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) self-sows easily in the garden, but you can also save seeds from mature plants. Collecting foxglove seeds is a great way to propagate new plants for planting in other areas or for sharing with gardening family and friends. Read on for a few easy tips on saving foxglove seeds. How to Save Foxglove Seeds Foxglove seeds form in pods at the base of wilted blooms when flowering ends in midsummer. The pods, which turn dry and brown and look a little like turtles’ beaks, ripen at the bottom of stems first. Foxglove seed harvesting should begin when the pods begins to crack. Always collect seeds on a dry day after morning dew has evaporated. Don’t wait too long because the pods will soon turn down and the tiny seeds will fall onto the ground. If you’re concerned about

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