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Digitalis purpurea 'Smoothie Cerise' F1

A compact digitalis with a pale pink blush to the outer petals and lighter, almost white, speckled throats.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
purpurea
Common name
Foxglove
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
45cm (18in)

Description

Similar to Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora but more compact and with a pale pink blush to the outer petals and lighter, almost white speckled throats. Foxgloves make some of the very best cottage garden, early summer garden plants and cut flowers. If you pick the king flower – the main spire, you create lots of prince flowers and the plants will then go on flowering for longer. Bees and butterflies love them too.

Care Tips

Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base. May require protection from severe frost. Caution: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.