Digitalis Excelsior Hybrids

A wonderful form of the traditional foxglove, in exquisite pastel shades, flowering throughout the summer and attracting bees to your garden.

Month Available: February

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Pink

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Damp conditions

Sun/Shade: Partial shade

Season of Interest: Summer

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Summer flowering.

Height / Spread: 150cm x 60cm (5ft x 2ft)

The roots of Digitalis spread out horizontally rather than vertically so mulch well to retain moisture near the surface.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Aphids, Leaf and bud eelworms, Powdery Mildew.

Plant Care: Remove main spike after flowering.

Care and Time: Low - summer

Warning: Toxic if eaten.

Benefits: Wonderful colour, excellent for shade gardens, attractive to bees.

History: This is purpurea species which is the common foxglove found in the wild, and is a variety that has been bred for good garden performance.

EU Rights: N/A

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