PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Digitalis obscura
Willow-leaved foxglove, Dusky maid, Sunset foxglove
Limited stock
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 18-24in/45-60cm
Light preference Full sun/part shade
Soil preference Moderately fertile, free-draining
Sowing time/depth Spring/early autumn, Surface
This rare and most striking, foxglove originates from the mountains of Spain and is also found in parts of Africa. Generally a little shorter than most other digitalis varieties, the flowers are exquisitely coloured in shades of russet, burnt-orange and red, complemented by evergreen, narrow-leaved foliage. In the right environment it should be perennial, and will also self-seed, though not invasively.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Best sown in a cool greenhouse or cold frame, on the surface of a pot or module of good quality compost, covering with a very fine sprinkling of sifted compost or vermiculite. Do not exclude light, which is necessary for germination. Make sure that the plants receive enough moisture, particularly if in sunny positions, but this plant resents having wet feet, so provide adequate drainage. Cutting back the central stem when the flowers are spent should encourage further flower spikes to develop as side shoots. Unless you wish to allow the plants to self seed, cut back all flower spikes when flowering is over.
Seed
1 packet - 40 seeds approx. £2.45

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