Foxglove Dalmation Purple

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Dalmation Purple is a shorter variety of Foxglove, only reaching 24-36" tall. Produced deep lavender flowers with heavily spotted maroon throats. (Digitalis)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

The Foxglove Story The very important Wild Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea is a native of the UK, naturalized in the US, and famous for being used for Digitalis, the life-saving heart medicine. However, Wild Foxglove is a biennial which often makes it undependable in perennial plantings. But since the twenties, there have been beautiful perennial foxgloves too, a little shorter, but just as beautiful as the towering purpureas.

The great breakthrough came when a cross was accomplished in Merton, England in 1928 between the famous biennial wildflower and the perennial species, Digitalis grandiflora. The perennial foxglove has ever since been called Digitalis mertonensis, named after the town. However, Mertonensis gives us only one color.

Now, the Foxy Hybrids take their places in the foxglove line-up, bringing all the colors back with the biennial issue solved.

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Common Name
Foxglove
Botanical Name
Digitalis Dalmation Purple
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Advantages
Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
Plant
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