Lady's glove multicolor - 100 seeds

Lady's glove multicolor - 100 seeds

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Foxgloves are eye-catching flowering plants. These are tall, slender plants with tubular blooms. Most varieties are biennials that live for only two growing seasons, but some species can survive as perennials in some climates.

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■ Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea
■ Common Name: Foxglove, Witches Glove, Dead Man's Bells, Fairy Bells
■ Plant Type: Biennials
■ Mature Size: 2 to 5 feet tall, 1 to 2 feet wide
■ Sun Exposure: Full sun, partial sun, or partial shade
■ Soil Type: Well-draining, loamy soil
■ Soil pH: 4.5 to 8.3
■ Bloom Time: Early summer months (late spring in warm zones)
■ Flower Color: Pink, purple, red, white, and yellow
■ Hardiness Zones: 4 through 10
■ Native Area: Europe and Northwest Africa

Plant taxonomy classifies the most commonly grown foxglove plants as Digitalis purpurea. Most types of foxglove plants are grouped with the biennials in the field of botany. The first year, the plant has leaves that form a rosette close to the ground. The second (and final) year, it develops a spike with blooms. Under the right growing conditions, foxglove often lasts longer, blooming another year or two beyond what their "biennial" status would warrant. In this case, they may be considered herbaceous perennials. The most reliably perennial species is Digitalis grandiflora.Their blooms include multiple tubular, often freckled, flowers that form on a spike. They are usually nodding flowers that range in color from purple to white. The white ones can be used in moon gardens. Because of their height, foxglove plants are good for the back row of a flower border. These tall specimens are also considered classic plants for cottage gardens and they are among the flowers that attract Scientific genus name Digitalis refers to the fact that foxglove flowers are just about the right size for slipping your fingers into, as the Latin translation of digitalis is "measuring a finger's breadth." (It is easy to remember this name origin since fingers are often referred to as "digits.") Light - Grow foxglove plants in full sun, partial sun, or partial shade. Once mature, they tolerate dry shade but not full shade. Tailor the amount of sunshine you give this biennial to your climate. If you live in the South, give it some shade. In the North, you can grow it in a range of sunlight conditions, from full sun to partial shade, although it will perform best in partial sun. Water - Foxglove is susceptible to crown rot, so provide them with good drainage. Keep the soil moist, but not soaked. If there is a dry period in the summer and it hasn't received 1 inch of rain in a week or the top 2 inches of soil is dry, water the plant with a drip hose. As with many poisonous plants, foxglove is poisonous to both people and pets. The plant contains cardiac glycosides such as digitoxin, digloxin, and digitalin. The foxglove plant is actually the source of the heart medication known as digitalis. The therapeutic dose is dangerously close to the lethal dose, so administering the medication requires careful monitoring by a doctor. Foxgloves come in different sizes and should be spaced accordingly, but as a general rule, it is good to space them about 2 feet apart. Stake the taller types to prevent them from flopping over in a wind storm. Do not deadhead these biennials if you want them to reseed for you.