Foxglove Polkadot Princess

Fit for a princess.

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This beauty has rose pink petals aplenty and it is the largest flowering of all the Polkadot Foxgloves.

The Polkadot Foxgloves have larger flowers that open in nice, dense racemes. The flowers are sterile, so the blooms will last quite a long time.*

The inner petals have white and maroon polka dots. Polkadot Foxgloves grow 60-90cm tall on strong stems. The base of the stems have evenly branched foliage. These Foxgloves are true perennials and will live for 3-5 years in the garden.

Digitalis look best grouped toward the middle or back of a bed, where their tall blossoms add beautiful towers of colour.

Foxgloves bloom from the base of the stalks, moving gradually upwards, providing a long show of fantastic colour. Our tip – if you are keen to cut the flowers and want to get the best longevity, cut them in the morning, when the florets are one third to half open.

Plant Foxgloves into well drained soil, water in and keep moist in active growth. Choose a sunny spot out of strong winds.

* The flowers last longer because a plants main goal in life is to reproduce, so when it is unable to produce seed, it keeps on trying in vain, hence the flowers are more enduring.

Code

DIGPP

Botantical name

Digitalis purpurea

Height

60-90cm

Width

40-60cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

3