Digitalis 'Serendipity'

Digitalis ‘Serendipity’

Foxglove

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Digitalis 'Serendipity'
  • Common name: Foxglove
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Foxgloves are European woodland plant that come in many forms – some dwarf and others very tall, usually in shades of pink and red. Most varieties are biennial, meaning they flower in their second year, before setting seed and dying.

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Foxgloves look fantastic in the middle to back of ornamental borders, where their tall flowering spires lift the eye to the furthest reaches of the garden. They’re also much prized by bumblebees and other pollinating insects.

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Digitalis ‘Serendipity’ is a relatively new introduction with an unusual look. It’s a shortlived perennial with numerous pink-purple flowers that are split into four thin, wavy segments, giving it a frilly appearance. The unusual shape of the flowers mean they are less attractive to bees, and less likely to self-seed than other foxgloves.

How to grow Digitalis 'Serendipity'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Digitalis 'Serendipity' and wildlife

Digitalis 'Serendipity' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Digitalis 'Serendipity' poisonous?

Digitalis 'Serendipity' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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