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Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group' (Foxglove 'Excelsior Group')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group'

Other names

Foxglove 'Excelsior Group'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Excelsior Group' _ 'Excelsior Group' popular choice, with tall spikes of white, yellow, pink or purple flowers.


Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Yellow, White, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-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. Deading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedling.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group' (Foxglove 'Excelsior Group') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

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.

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 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 purpurea 'Excelsior Group'

Other names

Foxglove 'Excelsior Group'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Excelsior Group' _ 'Excelsior Group' popular choice, with tall spikes of white, yellow, pink or purple flowers.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Yellow, White, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-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. Deading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedling.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group' (Foxglove 'Excelsior Group') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

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.

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 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, Zone 5, Zone 4

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