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botanical name:
Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'
Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Foxglove 'Candy Mountain'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.40m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
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.


cultivation:
Easy and not fussy to grow, but prefers a well drained, humus rich soil and some shade.

propagation:
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.

usage:
Borders, cottage gardens, woodland gardens.

other notes:
Introduced by Thompson and Morgan for 2007.

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