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'Lucas' is a neat, clump-forming, semi-evergreen biennial with erect stems and dark-green, wrinkled and toothed leaves. Pinkish-purple flowers with white speckled throats appear from early summer through until the autumn.
D. fontanesii is a usually perennial, evergreen foxglove, to 75cm, with spikes of creamy-yellow bells with dark veining in the throat, in summer
'Martina' is a biennial or short-lived herbaceous perennial, up to 1.2m high, with silvery green leaves and branching stems of sterile pink flowers, spotted inside with maroon outlined in white, over a long period from early summer to early autumn; many foxglove species 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
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Digitalis Gargantua...Digitalis Gargantua
Growing below a disused crane arm, conifers and Alchemilla provide a verdant foil for silver-leaved, white flowered Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii
You can order seed of Digitalis ?Lucas? and Digitalis ?Martina? from Owl?s Acre Seeds...Plants of Digitalis ?Lucas? are available from Hayloft Plants...
A classic cottage garden plant, the Digitalis genus consists of biennials and short-lived perennials...Best for cottage gardens : the common biennial foxglove, Digitalis purpurea and improved selections such as Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Group can reach up to 2m (6ft...
Although I?d never heard of it until I came to RHS Garden Harlow Carr , once discovered, Digitalis ferruginea instantly became the best foxglove I?d ever seen ? and I can?t imagine that will ever change...Digitalis ferruginea with crocosmia...Like all foxgloves, Digitalis ferruginea will seed freely and has a tendency to pop up where it likes
In this issue of The Plantsman we look at Mexican oaks in cultivation, growing Fagus hayatae, Leucojum and its expanding range of cultivars, a new name for Oriental poppies, the many hybrids between Digitalis species, new camellias from the forests of Vietnam, a Victorian Gladiolus reinstated, insights into honey fungus, and a biography of Sir Peter Smithers...Plant Breeding: A survey of Digitalis hybrids (631kB pdf
In second place was Hardy?s Cottage Garden Plants? Digitalis × valinii ?Firebird? while...Digitalis × valinii 'Firebird
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