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Foxglove ‘Dalmatian Purple’
(Digitalis)

£18.00

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Great for wildlife
June - July
80cm x 50cm
Shade, Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Hardy Biennial

This semi-evergreen, short-lived Foxglove produces tall stems bearing masses of purple trumpet-shaped flowers with purple-speckled throats. Foxgloves are one of the most popular cottage garden perennials for the backs of borders and look great when planted on mass where they can be adored by wildlife.

 

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RHS Garden Merit Award
RHS Plants For Pollinators
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Description

Digitalis Foxglove 'Dalmatian Purple' reigns supreme in our curated selection, chosen with precision and passion by our horticultural experts. This regal perennial, adorned with deep purple blooms, boasts not only captivating beauty but also prestigious accolades, including the RHS Award of Garden Merit and the RHS Plants for Pollinators award. These honours recognise its exceptional performance, making it a standout choice for many outdoor spaces. Our experts were drawn to 'Dalmatian Purple' for its unrivalled visual impact, with tall spikes graced by majestic blooms from late Spring to early Summer. Its adaptability to diverse soil types and light conditions ensures accessibility for all gardeners, while its average height of 60-90 cm makes it a versatile and impactful addition to borders or mixed plantings. Beyond its aesthetic statement, the ecological significance of 'Dalmatian Purple' cannot be overstated. Its role in attracting pollinators contributes to the flourishing biodiversity of your garden. As a family-run nursery, we value not just the visual appeal but also the positive impact that each plant can bring to the overall health and vibrancy of your garden.

Planting Conditions

To successfully plant Digitalis 'Dalmatian Purple,' choose well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Opt for a location with partial to full sun exposure, ensuring the plants receive 4-6 hours of sunlight daily. Space them 12-18 inches apart to allow proper air circulation. Mulch the area to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Plant in early Spring or Autumn for optimal establishment. This foxglove variety is known for its striking purple blooms, and these planting conditions will contribute to its healthy growth and vibrant flowering in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

For Digitalis 'Dalmatian Purple,' maintaining optimal moisture levels is crucial. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, ensures the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Focus on the base of the plant to avoid foliage moisture, preventing potential diseases. While this foxglove variety appreciates fertile soil, feeding requirements are generally modest. A balanced, slow-release fertiliser applied in early Spring can provide sufficient nutrients for healthy growth and blooming. However, avoid excessive fertilisation, as it may lead to leggy growth. Overall, Digitalis 'Dalmatian Purple' benefits from a balanced approach to watering and modest feeding, contributing to its robust and prolific display of purple spires in your garden.

General Care

Ensuring the thriving health of Digitalis 'Dalmatian Purple' involves attentive general care. Regular monitoring for pests, particularly aphids and slugs, is essential, as they can impact foxgloves. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering and if you would prefer to prevent self-seeding. Pruning may be necessary after the blooming season to enhance overall plant vigour and shape. Keep an eye for signs of diseases like powdery mildew and address promptly if detected. Adequate spacing promotes air circulation and helps prevent potential fungal issues. This foxglove variety generally requires minimal care beyond these considerations. Enjoying its regal purple spires in your garden is easily achieved with a balanced approach to pest control, deadheading, and occasional pruning to maintain a healthy and vibrant display.