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botanical name:
Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group'
Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Foxglove
synonyms:  Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Mixed', Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrids'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
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:
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.

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

propagation:
From seed. May self seed but might not come true if pollinated by other forms.

usage:
Perfect for the woodland garden.

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