The Slender False Foxglove is an annual wildflower that has pink or purplish pink flowers. It is native to the eastern and southwestern United States and Canada. Grows in wet meadows. It is partially parasitic and does better when grown in a mix of other plants. Good host plants are grasses and sedges. Hardy in zones 2-11.
Growing instructions for the Slender False Foxglove
The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the spring or summer and they will germinate the next spring or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 2. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 60 days. 3. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil. Do not cover the seeds. They need light to germinate. 4. Water the seeds. Keep the soil moist and don’t let it dry out. 5. When the seedlings are a few inches tall they can be transplanted.