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Commonly known as Chinese foxglove
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetPinkish purple
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Rosette-forming perennial with obovate, lobed or toothed, conspicuously veined, hairy, mid-green basal leaves 20-25cm (8-10in) long. Produces tubular flowers 7-10cm (2¾-4in) long.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be potted-up and moved to winter protectionPests & DiseasesSlugs and snailsPlace of originChina
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winterUse loam-based compost (JI No.2) in bright, filtered light
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soilHumus-rich