Purple Foxglove - Digitalis Purpurea Purpurea

Digitalis Purpurea Purpurea Seeds (Purple Foxglove Seeds)

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The flowers are redish-purple with darker spots. A rare and vivid colour. It features 2-3 inch long, pendulous flowers on long spikes in late Spring and Summer.

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Digitalis purpurea var. purpurea is more commonly known as Purple Foxglove and is native to Europe. It is a biennial or short-lived perennial native to Europe. The plant can grow to 4 feet tall. The flowers are redish-purple with darker spots. A rare and vivid colour. It features 2-3 inch long, pendulous flowers on long spikes in late Spring and Summer. Attractive rosettes of large leaves are produced in the first year and the tall spikes of flowers the second year. Hardiness zones 4-10, (-32°C/-25°F, 1°C/35°F) in Winter. Foxglove prefers acidic, moist, well-drained soil that is enriched with humus. They will grow in part shade. Keeping this plant watered will result in better flowering and healthier foliage.
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Common name Purple Foxglove
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Species Digitalis purpurea
Cultivar purpurea
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Easy to grow from seed started indoors a month before the last frost. Place seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. Keep a temperature of 65-75°F. Light aids germination. The seeds should germination in 14-21 days, it can be more, don't give up.
Scarification / Stratification No

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