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Digitalis Purpurea "Camalot Series Mix" - 3 Ltr

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  • Other common names foxglove 'Camelot Series Mix'

  • Synonyms Digitalis 'Camelot Series Mix'

  • Family Plantaginaceae

  • Genus Digitalis can be biennials or usually short-lived perennials forming a rosette of simple leaves with bell-shaped flowers in slender, erect, usually one-sided racemes

  • Details 'Camelot Series Mix' is a biennial or short-lived perennial, 1.2m high, with overwintering rosettes of green leaves, and stems of mixed flowers, spotted inside with maroon outlined in white, over a long flowering period in summer; the flowers appear in the first rather than second year, grow all round the spikes rather than on one side, and face horizontally rather than hanging downwards; wild native foxgloves are a reliably good source of nectar for bumblebees, especially long-tongued bumblebees, and some but not all garden cultivars may also be good bumblebee plants

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in light dappled shade, for example in a mixed bed or an open woodland garden, and add organic mulch; native foxgloves are usually found in the wild on acidic soils, but they can also grow on neutral soils, and tolerate slightly alkaline soils

Propagation Propagate by seed, sown in spring; it is an F1 hybrid, so plants from self-seeding will not come true

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning No pruning required, but deadheading, cutting down dead flowering stems, will encourage secondary flowering shoots, and encourage growth the following year

Pests Can get aphids and leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases May be affected by fungal leaf spots, powdery mildews, downy mildews, crown rots and root rots