Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea Alba) 1000 seeds (#1381)
Tall stems dripping with pendant bells, each beautifully marked.
Enchanting in early summer borders and wonderful for cottage gardens, they are loved by bees and other beneficial insects.
A native of south western and western central Europe. Said to have been named from the latin "digitus" meaning finger, whilst ots colloquail name is derived from "folk's glove".
The foxglove fares best in full to partial sun and humus-rich soil that is well drained. It gently self-seeds, which compensates for its short life span. This striking old-fashioned ornamental is a welcome addition to any perennial border. Its blooms also make superb cut flowers.
Genus - Digitalis
Species - Purpurea
Variety - Alba
Common name - Foxglove
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height - 1,20 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Biennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Semi-moist
Landscape uses - Under shrubs, borders. Leaves are poisonous if eaten.
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Gray Green / White
Sow indoors from April to July in trays of seed compost or outside in a prepared seed bed.
Sow thinly, cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently, keep moist.
Seedlings appear in 21-35 days.
Will flower from may to July teh following year. Allow to shed seed for future plants.