HOW TO PROPAGATE THE FOXTAIL LILY

How to propagate the foxglove lily


Foxtail lilies are some of the most coveted of all the late spring/early summer flowering plants, the trouble is that one just isn't enough. Unfortunately they can be expensive to purchase especially if they are container-grown, but luckily enough there is another way to feed your foxtail lily addiction which won't break the bank.

You can carefully lift foxtail lilies when they begin to die down n the autumn but you will need to take care not to damage the fragile roots.

Gently remove the soil and then cut or break them into separate section making sure that each section has its own, intact crown.

Plant these new sections up immediately into pots containing a good quality free draining compost, or directly into the ground in their final position.

 Foxtail lilies will do best in a moist free-draining soil that does not dry out over the spring growing period.

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Alternatively you can sow the fresh seeds collected from foxtail lilies as soon as they ripen, usually in May or June.

Sow into seed trays containing a good quality compost such as John Innes 'Seed and Cutting'.

Water in and place into a cold frame for two complete growing seasons before setting out the young tubers into their final flowering positions.

It will probably be another year or two before the tubers are large enough to produce flowers. Just be aware that the seeds from cultivated varieties may not grow true to the parent plant.

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