Digitalis 'Dalmation' Series
Common Name: Foxglove
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Description: Peach, Purple, Pink. See 'More Images' for colors.
Features: Good Cut Flower, Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Upright columns of exquisite trumpets with subtle darker freckling inside. Uniform, well-branched and compact. The unusual color makes this statuesque foxglove particularly eye-catching in cottage gardens and woodland borders. Let this short lived perennial seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to its nectar rich flowers. Especially beautiful paired with dark colored foliage.
Ideal for cottage, wildlife and woodland gardens
Sun: Full Sun to Part Sun
Foxgloves prefer a fertile, moist soil but they will happily tolerate almost any soil except those that are excessively dry or waterlogged. Pot up digitalis plants and grow them on in frost free conditions for transplanting outdoors later on. When plants are well-grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before planting them in borders and containers in sun or partial shade.
Water foxglove plants regularly until fully established. Foxgloves self-seed freely. If seedlings are not wanted, deadhead stems of foxglove flowers as the blooms fade. In autumn, cut back old stems to encourage plenty of new side shoots.
Caution: Toxic if eaten, irritant to skin and eyes.