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Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.5m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPinkish purple, purple spots inside
  • Leaf ColourDark grey-green

Description

Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove). This perennial is grown as a hardy biennial, the plants will seeds up to two months before the frost, The blooms will follow in the spring and summer. The purple-pink bell-like flowers are borne in racemes on tall stems, they have purple spots inside the throat. In the mild climates, the foliage is evergreen and will forms large, lush clumps. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Under shrubs, borders. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

The seeds need light to germinate.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Snails and slugs may be a problem.

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