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
Plant Type: Perennial
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.
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