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Botanical name: Digitalis purpurea 'Speckled Spires'
Other names: Foxglove 'Speckled Spires', Spotted foxglove 'Speckled Spires'
Variety or cultivar: 'Speckled Spires' _ 'Speckled Spires' Mix are biennials that form a basal clump of large, dark green leaves and tall, upright spikes in shades of of pink and apricot flowers in summer. This group will bloom in the first and second year.
Digitalis purpurea 'Speckled Spires' is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Pink, Pale-pink, Dark-pink, Apricot in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Habit: Clump-forming, Erect
Toxicity: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if eaten.
Pruning: Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Digitalis purpurea 'Speckled Spires' (Foxglove 'Speckled Spires') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland
Cultivation: Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade. Seeds can be planted in situ and plants left to self-seed after flowering.
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|Soil types:||Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||North, South, East, West|
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