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Digitalis (Madeira Foxglove)

Madeira Foxglove, biannual to short-lived perennial with unique dark purplish flower tubes, spotted white and dark brown inside. So different in flower color and general habit from the common continental Digitalis purpurea, that it should be treated at a subspecies level. For any rich, well drained soil. Hardy in a sunny and slightly sheltered spot in any well drained soil.
Sow spring to autumn on any well drained soil, containing some humus. Do not cover seeds. Germination will take place within few weeks. Transplant in autumn or spring or as soon as seedlings are strong enough.
Note: All parts are poisonous!
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
50 seeds per package.
Digitalis purpurea ssp. maderense ssp. nov. ined.

Digitalis purpurea ssp. maderense ssp. nov. ined.

140 (180)cm, semi-perennial, tall foxglove, probably a new subspecies from Madeira, Portugal growing in rich soil in open shrub formations. Makes a tall raceme of most beautifully very dark purple flowers, heavily spotted inside, and a dark green leaf rosette. For any rich, very well drained, preferably rocky soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2703 € 2,99