This foxglove will flower in its first year.
|Latin name:||Digitalis purpurea 'Lucas'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||100 - 120 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Digitalis purpurea thrive best in the garden. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor garden soil with the addition of a mix of compost and granulated cow manure. Plant your foxglove at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just slightly below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, heal well in and water immediately.
Foxgloves enjoy a semi-shaded spot in loose, well-drained soil. If you plant in full sun the foxglove will need to be watered more often.
Planting Digitalis (foxglove) with other plants
Digitalis purpurea gets the ‘thumbs up’ as a border plant. This substantial plant combines well with most other border plants. Foxgloves look especially pretty next to mixed coneflowers (Echinacea) and mixed Monarda (bergamot or Bee Balm) Monarda 'Fantasy'.
Water extra in periods of drought, keep the bed free of weeds and your foxglove (Digitalis) will thrive. Foxgloves are very undemanding and will even grow well in poor soil conditions. The plant can flower from June onwards.
Foxglove is self-seeding, giving you new plants for the following year. If you don't want it to do so, be sure and remove the overblown flowers before seed sets.
Foxgloves are very hardy plants.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a biennial plant. The fowering of this special variety can be enjoyed in the first year. Usually only leaves form in the first year and this allows it to flower in year two.
Foxgloves grow to 80-120 cm high. This plant originated in woodland edges in Europe. Foxglove flowers produce lots of nectar and are therefore very popular with butterflies and (bumble) bees.