Digitalis Purpurea (Variations)

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Disclaimer: The photos shown are of a fully mature plant. Our plants are grown in our nursery and are sold at a young age in the shop, usually in a 2-3Litre Pot. Our stock is changing rapidly as plants are also available to the public in store, in the unfortunate circumstance it is sold whilst in your basket or after purchase, we shall contact you for reimbursement or recommendations of a substitution on another plant. 

Details: D. purpurea is a biennial or short-lived perennial, freely self-sowing, with a rosette of softly hairy, oval leaves and tall, one-sided spires of pendant, tubular, bright rosy-purple flowers 6cm long, spotted within, in summer


Genus: Digitalis can be biennials or usually short-lived perennials forming a rosette of simple leaves with bell-shaped flowers in slender, erect, usually one-sided racemes

Plant range: W Europe

How to grow

Cultivation: Grow in almost any soil,but avoid very wet or very dry situations. Prefers a humus-rich soil in partial shade but will grow in full sun. Deadhead after flowering to avoid problems with excess numbers of seedlings.

Propagation: Propagate by seed sown in-situ in late spring. Alternatively sow in seed trays in late spring and plant out to final position in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types: Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds Coastal Wildflower meadow City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering

Pests: Can get aphids and leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases: May be affected by leaf spots and powdery mildews

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