Digitalis lanata


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Hardy perennial

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photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (26739)

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Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), this unusual foxglove is well-worth trying in a shady, well-drained spot in the garden. It is found growing wild in Italy, Hungary, Turkey and The Balkans. From mid-to late summer, it produces tall spikes of fawn-coloured flowers with brown veins and a lighter lower lip. To propagate, sow seeds in containers in late spring.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Digitalis

Species: lanata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May

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