Digitalis is an English cottage garden staple that is at home in any situation. These are year old plants that are just itching to bloom in your garden. Keep spent flowers trimmed off for extended bloom, or let the spikes go to seed for the next generation. One of my favorite cut flowers.
Height: 2.0-3.0 Feet
Spread: 1.0 Feet
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Peach shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun), Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Average Water Needs
Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime: Early Summer
Grown in 2 quart band pot. These are in flower now. Cut back hard after bloom for late summer regrowth or allow to set seed as they enjoy reseeding about the garden.
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens