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Foxglove-Preventing cross-pollination

Posted by sandrina2 z6 CT (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 03 at 10:24

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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RE: Foxglove-Preventing cross-pollination

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,

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