Foxgloves in containers

hyacinthgirlMay 27, 2006

I love foxgloves but, living in an apartment, don't have any wet, shady areas. Has anyone successfully grown foxgloves in containers on their balcony?

Although my deck is south-facing, I can create some shade and in fact have a large conifer covering a portion of the deck, which gives some filtered sunlight, at best, to that area.

I live in Vancouver, so it isn't too hot here at the best of times.

I'd appreciate any advice; thanks,


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I had some Foxgloves in containers last year. They were so pretty and did very well. They received 1/2 day of sun. My only complaint is that they didn't reseed and return this year.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2006 at 11:37PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

My containered foxglove is putting on a show right now!

My balcony faces south as well; the plant is growing in what passes for full sun out there - sunrise to about 11:00 A.M. - and part sun/part shade for the rest of the day.

My only regret is that I don't have enough space to have a whole stand of them.

Check out the link below to see ...


Here is a link that might be useful: My foxglove story

    Bookmark   May 28, 2006 at 3:03PM
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Wow: thanks! Now I'm encouraged; I'll have to go and pick some out. I guess I'll see if they'll survive the winter here in a container.
Your pictures are gorgeous.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2006 at 4:21PM
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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

Wow PV! Now THOSE are some FANCY foxgloves!!! :-D

    Bookmark   May 28, 2006 at 9:50PM
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