Digitalis lanata description:
The flowers appear in the summer and are cream with a yellowy wash, the throats are highly spotted in brown and they have a white lip.
Flowers do vary in appearance.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle or back of a border, or in a wooded area. It is easy, but remember that it produces just leaves in the first year, flowers in the second year and tends to die at that point. Having said that, it invariably drops seeds which carry the plant on.
It will grow in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
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CAUTION toxic if eaten.
Other common names: Woolly Foxglove or Grecian Foxglove.
The best position in the garden:
Semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a groundcover plant?
Yes, excellent for filling a space near to trees.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, tends to be biennial, but generally reseeds itself.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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