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Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Creme' (Common Foxglove)

Common Foxglove 'Dalmatian Creme', Foxglove 'Dalmatian Creme', Lady's Glove 'Dalmatian Creme', Dalmatian Series


Early flowering and fast growing, award-winning Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Creme' (Common Foxglove) is a popular biennial or short-lived perennial, boasting upright spikes of outward facing, creamy flowers with purple-speckled throats. Blooming profusely from early to mid summer, the plant forms a low rosette of downy, green, oblong leaves and typically blooms in its first year. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds which flock to the seedheads in the fall. Offering a charming floral display, this eye-catching plant is well-branched and noted for its excellent habit and compact foliage.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 16-20 in. high (40-50 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-35 cm). Self-seeds and may create lovely colonies in optimum conditions.
  • 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 tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, this Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens 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.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworm, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
  • Deadhead after flowering unless seed is required.
  • Plant leaves are highly toxic if eaten

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
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, Small Gardens
Garden Styles 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, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
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, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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