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Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group'
common name: Foxglove
synonyms: Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Mixed', Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrids'
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
Hybrid foxglove, biennial, producing tall compact spikes of tubular flowers in shades of pink, mauve, lilac and creamy white. The flowers are carried all around the stems, not single-sided like the species. Hairy green basal leaves.
Easy and not fussy to grow, but prefers a well drained, humus rich soil and some shade.
From seed. May self seed but might not come true if pollinated by other forms.
Perfect for the woodland garden.