Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Crème (Dalmatian Series)'
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist, well-drained garden soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: June and July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Recently introduced, this gorgeous new foxglove will usually flower in its first year. The flowerspikes which appear in midsummer are compact and well-branched and are laden with creamy bells, each with a purple-spotted throat. Perfect for naturalised planting schemes.
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 back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to the ground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-ro tted organic matter around the plant in early spring.
These plants are mainly short-lived perennials, although if happy they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten
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