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Digitalis Purpurea

Botanical Name:

Digitalis purpurea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Annual, Perennial, Poisonous, Biennial or perennial herb up to 75 (125) cm. tall, erect, shortly pubescent or lanate above, glabrescent below.

Lifespan

Biennial

Flower

Blooms grow on tall spikes as a 1-sided raceme with blooms closely grouped together. They are 2-3 inch long tubular flowers and come in multiple colors of white, pinks and purple with purple and white spots inside the petals. An elongate, terminal raceme, 1-2' long to sparcely branched, bracteate, with flowers subsecund, borne on one side, or borne around the rachis in some hybrids. Flowers are large, nodding, purple to pale pink or white, mauve or yellowish in some hybrids; corolla tube inflated, campanulate, 1.5-2" long, tube inside ciliate, usually heavily marked with white, edged darker purple maculation, lobes 4, upper lip shorter than lower lip.

Fruit

Rounded fruit capsule which splits open at maturity to release the numerous small brown, ridged seeds., Capsule 14 x 8 mm., ovoid obtuse.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Bees

Pollinators

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Plantaginaceae

Genus

Digitalis

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