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Camelot Lavender Foxglove

SKU: AM014926
$10.65
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
'Camelot Lavender' Foxglove adds elegance and charm to the summer garden with large, lilac-colored flowers and maroon-speckled interiors. A butterfly and hummingbird magnet, 'Camelot Lavender' is the perfect choice for planting near your favorite sitting spot in any sunny to partly-shaded garden. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Digitalis)
key features
Botanical Name
Digitalis purpurea Camelot Lavender
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer

Description

Camelot Lavender is an unusual foxglove because it blooms the first year.  We encourage deadheading the first-year flowers by removing the flower stem to the base of the plant.  This will help promote overwintering and a second year of flowers.  By letting seeds form, new foxgloves will self-sow and produce future generations.  These new plants can be moved in their first year when they are still small. 

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.