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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 362
Common Name: Foxglove
Latin Name: digitalis purpurea alba
Variety: Foxglove
Colour: white
Temperature: 10C - 15C (50F - 59F) (Zone 2)
Zone: 2
Blooms: June - August
Site: Full Sun
Height: 100cm - 120cm (39" - 47")
Spread: 30cm - 40cm (12" - 16")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant



Cannot ship to the USA
Foxglove


Notes: Foxglove produces spires of large white tubular flowers with gently speckled throats. Flowers 1st year from early sowing and plants are hardy biennials.Useful as cut flower or wild flowers.


Instructions: Direct sow 1 to 2 cm deep. Mid August to September.Self sows and makes a stunning statement when planted in larger quantity.


History: Foxglove is a native of Asia and Western Europe although it is not as commonly seen as in North America. Foxglove was first recorded in medical history in 18th century England, by William Withering (1741-1799)an English country doctor. It was also later recorded in Canadian history in the Great Lakes region near the St.Lawerence in 1959 by a botanist named Baldwin.


Medicinal: Foxglove can and will grow very well in almost any soil. For optimal production purposes however, it requires a light, well-drained, sunny site to obtain a higher active ingredient used for making heart medication.


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Crocosmia - Striking red flowers on gracefully arched stems that rise above sword shaped leaves. An absolute magnet for Hummingbirds. Crocosmia is a drought tolerant, deer resistant, corm forming plant for beds, borders and under roof eaves.Great addition to any cut-flower garden.   Lychnis - This perennial forms dense clumps of silver-white  foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems and produces masses of deep to moderate pink blooms for much of the summer.They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.   Verbascum - Clump forming plant producing tall and straight spires of flowers on stalks 2 - 4 ft. tall. Covered in a multitude of white flowers with fuzzy purple centre that resemble moths. Native to Europe and Asia it grows easily in very poor, well drained soils. Prefers full sun and will self sow. Verbascum is deer resistant, drought tolerant and a great focal point in bouquets and garden beds.
Crocosmia   Lychnis   Verbascum
(crocosmia aure)   (Lychnis coronaria)   (Verbascum blattaria)

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