Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea
Height: 2' to 4'.
Spacing: 2' - 3' apart.
Depth: Gently remove from pot and plant in a hole 2 times as wide and as deep as the pot.
Spread: 15" - 18".
Sun/Shade: Partial shade.
Color: Mix of white, yellow, pink, purple, blue, or red.
Foliage: Medium green, large, oval shaped basal leaves.
Blooms: Early Summer for 3 - 4 weeks.
Form: Biennial in north, may be perennial in south.
Flower Form: Spike up to 3' in length. Individual bell-shaped florets 1"-3".
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained soil.
Growth Rate: Fast growing biennial.
Pruning: Remove spent flower stalks if desired to tidy up the plants.
Comments: Old fashioned flower. Towering stalks of deep-cupped flowers make an outstanding display. Excellent mix of colors. THE HEART STIMULANT, DIGITALIS, IS DERIVED FROM THE DRIED LEAVES OF THIS PLANT. FOLIAGE, FLOWERS AND SEEDS MAY BE TOXIC IF INGESTED.
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