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DIGITALIS purpurea Excelsior hybrids
Commonly known as Foxglove
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Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Height - 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - biennial or short lived perennial. Unlike the wild foxglove the bells are evenly spaced around the spike. Shades of creamy yellow, white, purple or pink.
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
Additional Features - Good to know - developed from our common foxglove. Wildlife plant - bees, caterpillars of butterflies and moths.
Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery mildew.
Place of origin - Europe.
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Summer
Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - except very wet or dry. Most prefer humus- rich soil.
Wildlife - Bee friendly
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