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By Str100

East Lothian, United Kingdom Gb

Has anyone seen a foxglove like this before? It was sown from my own seed, and I now have four plants like this. It grows to about 2ft high, very compact and longer lasting than my other foxgloves. The lower petals start out as a buttery cream and darken to the same pink as the rest of the petals. The lower petal is sharply pointed.



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No, never seen that before and I've always had foxgloves in my garden. Looks like a winner, that one. I wonder what the seed from it will turn out like?

8 Aug, 2011

 

Hilliers brought out a new one at Chelsea last year it is rather like yours it is called Digitalis Serendipity and their website is http://www.hillieronline.co.uk/products/summer-offers/digitalis-serendipity-2l.html

8 Aug, 2011

 

I've seen the serendipity one Jen-h, its beautiful but a little different (I'd like to think!). Mine is a deeper color and the bottom petal is completely seperate from the others, and matures to a very pointed tongue.

Ojibway, sadly they don't seem to be holding onto their seeds, but I have discovered a lot more of them flowering late. Maybe I will try to take cuttings.
Anyone got any idea how to take foxglove cuttings?

17 Aug, 2011

 

It might be worth you asking a nursery someone like Hilliers or Hardy plants (who had the best new flower at Chelsea this year Anemone Wild Swan) if you have a new plant.

18 Aug, 2011

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