Digitalis Purpurea Foxglove Mixed Colours

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A popular, attractive and easy to grow native bi-annual woodland plant producing 6ft spikes of bell flowers, spotted inside, over a range of colours and shades in their second year which are extremely attractive to insects.

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Digitalis Purpurea Foxglove Mixed Colours

Digitalis Purpurea Foxglove Mixed Colours. A popular, attractive and easy to grow native bi-annual woodland plant producing 6ft spikes of bell flowers, spotted inside, over a range of colours and shades in their second year which are extremely attractive to insects. Best suited to a shady spot, but will thrive in most soils. Freely self-seeding year after year. Stunning at the back of a border or in any shady corner.

Cultivation Advice Digitalis Purpurea Foxglove Mixed Colours

CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.

  • Sow undercover: March to May or Sow directly outdoors in May to June or September to October
  • Sow under cover in good free draining seed compost, just covering the seed with compost.
  • Germination usually takes 10-21 days at 13-15C (55-60F).
  • When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into boxes,
  • grow cool and finally plant out 30cm (12in) apart in sun or part shade in free draining soil.
  • The easiest method is to sow in late spring/early summer outdoors gently raked into a well prepared seed bed.
  • Transplanted when large enough to final flowering position.
  • The seed can be scattered sparingly for a more natural look,
  • directly into the flowering position although germination is likely to be lower.