Foxglove, Zimbabwe (Ceratotheca triloba), Packet of 30 seeds, Organic

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$4.95

Family:  Sesame (Pedaliaceae)

Self-seeding annual flowering in 150 days.  May perennialize in Zone 8 and up.  Not a true foxglove, not a toxic plant.  Native to South Africa, where Inkunzane Enkulu (Ndele language) leaves are steamed and eaten as a vegetable, also employed as a stomach remedy.  Showy.  Base of plant bushy with spreading, trilobed leaves shooting forth thin, flowering spikes festooned with flaring, light-purple flowers.  Resembles foxglove in appearance but not chemistry.  Traditional use (TAM): menstrual woes, headache and nausea. Easy from seed, which may be sown in warm soil.  Germ in 1 to 2 weeks.  Plants benefit from greenhousing through the spring and planting out late to the hot garden.  May also be direct-seeded.

30 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

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SKU: PFOXGZ Categories: ,

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  1. Barbara Taylor-laino

    dramatic fun!

    Barbara Taylor-laino (verified owner)

    I have not used this medicinally yet, but the seeds germinated and grew well into very attractive and dramatic plants. Hard to take a photo that does it justice!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      love the picture!

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