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Foxglove. Digitalis Grandiflora

Foxglove.  Digitalis Grandiflora

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I bought a lovely healthy (expensive) salmon pink digitalis last season and it didn't survive the winter. never again. Our climate zone must be the cusp of it's hardiness because I've tried several vars and none of them survive. I just enjoy the pics on GoY. :-)

3 Sep, 2016


A lovely photo......

17 Oct, 2016


Thanks Dd. I have two of these both sculpted by the wind over the last few months. They're still flowering now even with loops in their stems!
Lori I've been finding a lot of older comments I didn't know about, this being one of them. Another glitch
in the system.....? Maybe they revert to being annuals instead of biennals in your cold climate? Could you take seeds or do they get cut down by early frosts before you can colllect?

18 Oct, 2016


They are such beautiful plants...sigh...The cold climate/dryness might have been the reason...There seem to be lots of factors at play here, M. I tried taking seed and scattering it along the verges of the forest in hope that they'd be happier there than in my garden. Will take another year to know if that worked or not. The plant looked very healthy last autumn and I fully expected it to survive. Perhaps it was a patented plant? Some don't produce viable seed and the only propagation would be by root cuttings.
My Mulleins have loopy stems, too. They just kept blooming and blooming and the stems looked like corkscrews! I grow them along with hollyhocks as I have a problem with digitalis and delphiniums. BUT having said that my expensive delphiniums have bloomed twice this year... Might not be a good that's what they did in my town garden...and disappeared entirely the next season. Three healthy clumps just gone!

19 Oct, 2016


My mulleins have gone loopy too, I rather like them like that. Delphiniums I can not grow, infuriating! Keep fingers crossed for your scattered foxgloves Lori. These ones are supposed to be perenials but I don't believe any diggis really are longlived.

19 Oct, 2016

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