Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple' (Dalmatian Series)

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Buy Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple' (Dalmatian Series) foxglove: A foxglove that flowers in its first year

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A breakthrough in breeding has produced these new 'Dalmatian' foxgloves, which will usually flower in their first year. This purple flowered cultivar forms tidy clumps of foliage, but it is for the wonderful spires of thimble-like flowers that open upwards from the base of the spike in summer, that it is best-loved.

  • 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 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted 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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Delightful small Digitalis


I bought a few of these Dalmation Series Digitalis in various colours. I planted them out when I bought them Mid March 2019 and today 4 December a couple of them are still in flower. I deadhead them like any other perennial and they just kept on flowering. I've even moved some around a few times and one of the ones I moved is one of the ones still in flower. It seems they are almost indestructable.





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