Foxglove is a very beautiful summer-flowering perennial flower.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Digitalis
Family : Scofulariaceae
Type : Perennial
Height : 100 to 120 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained
Flowering : June to August
It has a very nice decorative effect and is perfect for the back of a bed thanks to its large size.
Purchased in a bucket, you will prefer foxgloves to be planted in the fall, respecting a spacing of 30 cm between each plant and mixing your soil with "flowering plants" soil
- Plant at least ten feet of foxgloves nearby to have a nice effect
- Water regularly after planting
- They are to their advantage in the background of a massif thanks to their height
To sow foxglove, carry out a sowing in place from May to September.
- If you leave the flowers, the plant will spontaneously reseed
Remove faded foxglove flowers without cutting entire stems to stimulate flowering
- Handle with gloves because all parts of the flower are toxic
In case of strong heat or prolonged drought, do not hesitate to water the foot of the plant in the evening.
To know about digital
This very beautiful perennial has large flower stalks adorned with pretty bell-shaped flowers.
Foxglove is easy to grow, requires little maintenance and the effect is guaranteed, as its flowering is spectacular.
- Flowering is normally more spectacular from the 2nd year
You can also cut a few flowering foxglove stems and place them in a vase, as they are perfect for this.
The name Digitale comes from Latindigitus which means "finger", in reference to its floral stems in which you can easily insert your finger.
But avoid touching the foxglove with your fingers because all parts of this plant are toxic.
Smart tip about digitalis
Support the larger foxglove stems to prevent them from bending in the wind.
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- Multiply your digitals by division of the tuft