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Digitalis cariensis (Digitalis cariensis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Digitalis cariensis

Other names

Digitalis cariensis

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Species

D. cariensis - D. cariensis is a rosette-forming, biennial or perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and dense, erect racemes of small, tubular, yellow flowers in summer.


Digitalis cariensis is: Evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering.

Propagation

Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in late spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Digitalis cariensis (Digitalis cariensis) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in partial shade.

Soil type

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 Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Digitalis cariensis

Other names

Digitalis cariensis

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Species

D. cariensis - D. cariensis is a rosette-forming, biennial or perennial with oblong to lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and dense, erect racemes of small, tubular, yellow flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering.

Propagation

Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in late spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Digitalis cariensis (Digitalis cariensis) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in partial shade.

Soil type

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 Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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