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Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Lavender' (Common Foxglove)

Common Foxglove 'Camelot Lavender', Foxglove 'Camelot Lavender', Lady's Glove 'Camelot Lavender', Camelot Series


Providing architectural height to borders, Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Lavender' (Common Foxglove) is an eye-catching biennial or short-lived perennial boasting tall spires of outward-facing, funnel-shaped, pale lavender flowers delicately speckled with maroon in the throat. Blooming profusely from early summer to midsummer, 'Camelot Lavender' forms many sturdy, high-quality secondary flower spikes, which extend the bloom time to over 4 weeks in many instances. The flowers appear in the first rather than second year and grow all round the spikes rather than on one side. Rising from a basal rosette of deep green oval leaves on strong stems, the blooms are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds which will flock to the seedheads in the fall.

'Camelot Lavender' is a member of the 'Camelot Series', introduced in 2003, and is noted for its many desirable characteristics such as high germination rate, uniform growth and more reliable first-year flowering.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows vigorously up to 3-4 ft. high (90-120 cm) and spreads 18-24 in. (45-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers a humus-rich soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun. Deer, rabbit resistant and urban pollution tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, woodlands or naturalized areas. Perfect foil in front of shrubs or dark backgrounds. For best visual impact, plant Floxgloves in groups of 3 to 4 plants.
  • Propagate by seed, sown in spring; it is an F1 hybrid, so plants from self-seeding will not come true. Camelot will flower reliably the first year and will bloom heavily in the second year.
  • Self-seeds freely under optimum growing conditions. Deadhead after flowering to avoid problems with excess numbers of seedlings.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworm, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
  • All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten. Contact with plant material can cause irritation.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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