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Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'
common name: Foxglove 'Candy Mountain'
poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Hardy biennial. Sturdy erect spikes of bell-shaped rose-pink flowers with speckled throats, which very unusually are upward facing. Sometimes flowers in the first year, from early seed sowings.
Easy and not fussy to grow, but prefers a well drained, humus rich soil and some shade.
From seed. Sow from January onward in containers, kept at about 18-29°C, harden-off and transplant when large enough. Or sow directly in late spring or summer.
Borders, cottage gardens, woodland gardens.
Introduced by Thompson and Morgan for 2007.