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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.
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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
D. fontanesii is a usually perennial, evergreen foxglove, to 75cm, with spikes of creamy-yellow bells with dark veining in the throat, in summer
Toxicity Highly toxic by ingestion
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 East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Will grow in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry; ideal site is a humus-rich soil in partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in late spring or propagate by division in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Prairie Planting
Pruning Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage the growth of flowering side shoots
Pests Can get aphids and leaf and bud eelworms
May be affected by leaf spots and powdery mildew
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