Digitalis Purpurea Native Foxglove (Purple)

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

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Digitalis Purpurea Native Foxglove (Purple) 

Digitalis Purpurea Native Foxglove (Purple) new. A popular, attractive and easy to grow native bi-annual woodland plant producing 6ft spikes of purple bell flowers, spotted inside, 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 Native Foxglove (Purple) 

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 poorer.