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Digitalis Purpurea F. Albiflora (Foxglove)

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Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (foxglove)

Digitalis Purpurea F. Albiflora (Foxglove)


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Position: partial shade
Soil: humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: average to fast
Flowering period: June to July
Hardiness: fully hard
This elegant foxglove produces stately spires of of white, tubular flowers in June and July held above rosettes of large, hairy, dark green leaves. This pretty white foxglove is perfect for lighting up a shady border or for dotting through a mixed border among evergreen shrubs. Although it is a short-lived plant, given favourable conditions it will self-seed freely.All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested and contact with the foliage may irritate skin.Garden care:Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering, cut backthe flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to theground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch ofwell-rotted organic matter around the plant in early spring
These plants are mainly biennial, although if happy they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely

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