Foxglove-Preventing cross-pollination

sandrina2(z6 CT)June 2, 2003

I have some gorgeous Foxgloves 'Pam's Choice', but I also have another run-of-the-mill variety growing nearby. I would like to collect the seeds of 'Pam's Choice'. Will the two varieties cross-pollinate, and if so, how can I prevent this from happening?

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The'ye insect pollenated and heavily vistited at that, so you'll almost certainyl get cross pollenation. The best way to prevent it is to choose some unopened flowers and cover them in a bit of horticultural fleece so that the insects can't get to them. They should then happily self pollenate but to be sure you can set to them with a paint brush,

    Bookmark   June 11, 2003 at 4:15AM
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