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DIGITALIS purpurea - FOXGLOVE Gloxiniaeflora 1000g

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SKU Code: F 411-1000g

Family: Plantaginaceae
Characteristics: Perennial 1.2 m
Seed per packet: Approx 1,000
Seed per gram: Approx 11,000

A popular old-fashioned plant that will attract nectar-feeding birds to the garden and readily self-sows. The low-growing foliage is topped by 60-90 cm spectacular well-formed flower spikes in a mix of pastel shades on well-formed flower spikes.

Ideal for cottage gardens and makes excellent cut flowers.

Plants may re-bloom if spent flower stalks are cut back after blooming.

The dried leaves are the principal source of the drug digitalis, a heart medicine used in medicine to strengthen contractions of the heart muscle. Belonging to a group of drugs called cardiac glycosides.

Grow notes:

Tropical: Autumn.
Temperate: Late Summer to Late Autumn.
Cold: Late Summer to Mid Autumn.

Sow: 3 mm
If growing in trays transplant when large enough to handle to avoid excessive root disturbance.
Germination: 14-21 days.
Plant Space: 35 cm
Flowering: 18 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for more vigorous plants.

Adaptable to most well-drained fertile garden soils in full sun or part shade.

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