Early, Profuse Blooms — Even the First Year!
Much earlier and heavier to bloom than others!
Variety: Camelot Hybrid Rose
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone: 5 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Late Spring – Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 3 ft 6 in – 4 ft
Plant Width: 24 in – 2 ft 6 in
Bloom Size: 1.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Flower,Free Bloomer,Long Bloomers
Bloom Color: Rose
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Border,Cut Flowers
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Finally, a Foxglove that knows how to get up and GROW! Camelot Rose doesn’t waste a moment in your garden — plant it in spring and before summer is here, it will be sporting its first display of fat chartreuse-and-pink buds, which burst into glorious bloom over a long, very profuse season. Earlier to bloom and much, much heavier than others (especially the first year), the Camelot series is the hands-down favorite for a long, lovely season of color in partial shade!
The secret of its success is breeding. Camelot is the first-ever F1 hybrid, which means it simply has more vigor than any other variety you can grow. That means you get an entire extra season of color — none of this “half a dozen blooms here, half a dozen there” the first year, but a long, full, unbelievably colorful season. And for a biennial, that’s very important!
It also helps that the blooms themselves are so breathtaking. The buds are a combination of pale green and strokes of bright lavender-pink, but when the long, nicely crimped 1?-inch trumpets burst open, the interior is bright pink with maroon to black freckles and the exterior a brilliant, magenta-lavender. The blooms crowd tightly along the upper 16 to 20 inches of each stem — VERY showy, and the perfect complement to all your other Foxgloves.
And if you think the first season was spectacular for Camelot, wait until you see the second! This is simply a showpiece of a Foxglove for the partly-shaded bed or border, and we are delighted to give it our highest recommendation — you just can’t find a heavier-blooming, earlier, longer-seasoned variety anywhere, and it’s so easy to grow!
Camelot Rose reaches 42 to 48 inches tall and about 24 to 30 inches wide. Situate it in partial shade and rich, moist soil, and it will put on a fine show for several seasons. Superb in borders, beds, and open woodland gardens. Space the plants about 2 feet apart. Packet is 25 pelleted seeds.