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Digitalis Dalmatian Collection

foxglove

1 collection £12.00
1 collection £12.00
2+1 FREE collections £36.00 £24.00
Quantity
Buy the collection of 3 plants (1 of each variety) for £12, or buy 2 collections for £24 plus get another collection free

  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The Digitalis in the Dalmatian Series are uniform in height, neat in habit and usually flower reliably in their first year. They are ideal for adding vertical interest to partially shady beds and borders, and they will also tolerate full sun as long as there is reliable moisture. Supplied in 9cm pots.

    In each collection you will receive one of each of the following varieties.

    Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White':
    You wont be disappointed with this new foxglove if you like to see immediate results, as it will nearly always flower in its first year. The pure-white flowers that form on the upright branching stems, have a pretty freckling of plum coloured markings in their throat, and if cut back promptly, there may well be a second flush of flowers later in the year. Height: 1m
    Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Peach':
    Glorious peach-coloured trumpets appear on the stout, branching stems from midsummer, creating structural interest in the border and attracting beneficial insects to the garden. Height: 1m
    Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple':
    This purple flowered cultivar forms tidy clumps of foliage, but it is for the wonderful spires of thimble-like flowers that open upwards from the base of the spike in summer, that it is best-loved. Height: 1m

  • Garden care:
  • Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering, cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to the ground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the plant in early spring.

    These plants are short-lived perennials, although if happy they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten
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