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Digitalis purpurea 'Primrose Carousel'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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photo by Lynn Keddie, copyright GAP Photos (325062)

Plant details

This is the first primrose-yellow foxglove to come true from seed. It has the exciting bonus of large, claret-speckled flowers which are borne all around the stem, a unique attribute in foxgloves. The plants are also quite dwarf, only 75cm (30in) high, and they're good in containers, or exposed situations where foxgloves would normally falter. It makes a sensational show planted in drifts in the cottage garden border.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Digitalis

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: Primrose Carousel

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June

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