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Foxglove Dalmation Purple

SKU: 5DIG
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Overview
Dalmation Purple is a shorter variety of Foxglove, only reaching 24-36" tall. Produced deep lavender flowers with heavily spotted maroon throats. (Digitalis)
key features
Botanical Name
Digitalis Dalmation Purple
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
SKU
5DIG

Description

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.