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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
foxglove 'Camelot Lavender'
Digitalis 'Camelot Deep Lavender'
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
'Camelot Lavender' is a biennial or short-lived perennial, 1.2m high, with overwintering rosettes of green leaves, and stems of pale purplish-pink 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
Toxicity All parts are toxic if eaten. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
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
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
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
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
May be affected by fungal leaf spots, powdery mildews, downy mildews, crown rots and root rots
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