Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea
Height: 2 to 4 feet.
Spacing: 2 - 3 feet.
Depth: Plant so the crown is just below the soil level.
Spread: 15 - 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Partial shade.
Color: Mix of white, yellow, pink, purple, blue, or red. Our choice of colors.
Foliage: Medium green, large, oval shaped basal leaves.
Blooms: Early Summer for 3 - 4 weeks.
Form: Biennial in Nrth, may be perennial in South.
Flower Form: Spike up to 3 feet in length. Individual bell-shaped florets 1 - 3 inches.
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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