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Foxglove - Dalmation Peach

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Sale price$9.00
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Ships from Monday the 10th June.

DIGITALIS PURPUREA

My all time favourite foxglove! The perfect pale peach colour, and unlike other foxgloves is first year flowering so can be grown as an annual. 

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of 5 plants (you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum).

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

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FOXGLOVE - Dalmatian Peach - PLANTS
FOXGLOVE - Dalmatian Peach - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Digitalis purpurea (FYF)

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Ideal Location: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Spacing: 30–40cm

Height: 70cm+

Dalmatian & Camelot series of foxgloves are best treated like hardy annuals. They can be succession sown throughout the year for multiple harvests. Overwintered plants will be significantly larger than later plantings. Though they do no thrive in particularly wet winters, so some years later plantings may do better.

All parts of these plants are poisonous, including the seeds. Wash hands after handling.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)