Pink Gin Digitalis Seed
Popular shell-pink color.
Second-year flowering. Delicately colored shell-pink bells with lightly freckled throats. Bells form on one side of the stem. In our trials, Pink Gin produced 4–7 tall stems and 2–3 shorter, secondary stems per plant. Can be fall or spring-planted. NOTE: Flowering occurs in late spring in the second season of growth. Ht. 36–48". Avg. 270,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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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