Mýrastigi

Digitalis purpurea

Foxglove

Plantaginaceae

Height

80 - 110 cm

Flower colour

pink and purple shades

Flowering time

July - August

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

fairly well drained, but grows in most soil types

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

temperate regions in Europe

Digitalis, is a genus of around 20 species in the family Plantaginaceae.  They are tall plants with long flower spikes and a basal rosette of leaves. They are very poisonous. They are distributed around W- and SW-Europe, W- and Central Asia, Oceania and NW-Africa.

Propagation:


Seed - sown in March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. 

Or sown directly outside in spring. The place should be marked clearly so the seedlings can grow undisturbed. 


Biennial, but self-seeds and flowers then every other year. Self-seeds vigorously, so it's best to cut the flower stalks and only let a few pods go to seed. Very toxic plant.

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