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FOXGLOVE plugs (digitalis purpurea)

FOXGLOVE plugs (digitalis purpurea)
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FOXGLOVE plugs (digitalis purpurea)

  Our ref: IP3_1
type - biennial
  • native british plant plugs
  • colour - PurplePink
  • RHS perfect for pollinators
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter. If you require 200 or more plugs in total, special pricing may be available, please contact us or call 01452 311525 for a quotation. Plugs are available for dispatch May to September when at their best and more receptive to outdoor planting.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further wildflowers for Bees and other insects, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.


Foxglove- Digitalis purpurea is one of our more familiar wildflowers and the cultivated varieties are often used as the backdrop to garden borders. Wild Foxgloves grow best in the shade of woodlands and hedgerows but will also work quite well in full sunlight on dry sandy soils. However they will only grow well on acid soils that do not contain lime.

Foxgloves are a tall, stately plants and the wild variety can be used in many garden situations. They make a perfect plant for cottage gardens and work well against a fence or wall. Foxgloves flower in June and July attracting bees and the seed-heads that follow also hold a good variety of insects. Wild Foxgloves look best grown with other cottage garden or woodland plants such as Meadow Cranesbill, Musk Mallow, Nettle- leaved Bellflower, Small Scabious and Field Scabious.


How to grow Wild Foxglove Plants:

Wild Foxglove plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Ensure the soil in the final planting position does not contain any lime and add a little ericaceous compost if necessary. Initially the foxglove plants should be kept well watered and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions they will develop quickly into flowering sized plants.

Summary:

`type - biennial, colour - Purple/Pink, height - 100 to 175cms, flowers June, July, August, habitat - Deep Shade (Dense Woodland), Very Acidic Soil (Peats, Heaths), TOXIC, Caterpillar Food Plant and Bees


Printed 20/09/2017 13:51:59
ip3_1 type biennial colour purple pink height 100 to 175cms flowers june july august habitat deep shade dense woodland very acidic soil peats heaths toxic caterpillar food plant and bees rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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