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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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Fancy Dahlia - Picture is only one of many colors in this mix of single or double and semi double flowers in a vast range of colors and combination. Flowers only 70 days from seed.  Produces ample cut flowers. May be treated as an annual or stored tubers.   Echinacea - A bouquet sweet scent fills a room and the birds love the seed heads in winter garden. Echinacea is reputed to increase the bodies resistance to infection and colds. Scented, deer resistant ,drought tolerant and attracts beneficial insects. Striking purple daisy like flowers with orange and golden  brown central cones.  A very frost hardy plant that likes full sun and fertile soil and will provide abundant cut-flowers once established.   Dianthus - Easy to grow, clump forming growth habit and wonderful clove like scent makes it a great long-lasting, elegant cut flower or filler for table size bouquets. Perfect for beds and borders. Attracts butterflies.
Fancy Dahlia   Echinacea   Dianthus
(Dahlia variabilis)   (Echinacea purpurea)   (dianthus deltoides)

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