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Foxglove 'Dalmatian Peach' F1
Foxglove 'Dalmatian Peach' F1
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Foxglove 'Dalmatian Peach' F1

Digitalis purpurea
A hybrid foxglove with towers of swoon-worthy peachy blooms that slowly fade to creamy pink with freckled interiors. A huge plus: it blooms the first year from an early indoor sowing, unlike traditional varieties. Compact and upright, it is right at home in the exuberance of the June border. Remove faded flowers and avoid wet winter soils to encourage a following season of bloom. Biennial to short-lived perennial.
SKU #S1505
Caution: Poisonous. The purchaser assumes all liability related to the use of this product.
$4.50
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
36
Shipped As
Pelleted seed
Lifecycle
Biennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
4,
5,
6,
7,
8
Mature Size
2-2.5' h x 1-1.5' w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Regular to rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Spring to summer
Color
Creamy peach
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Notable
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow and press in lightly; requires light to germinate.
Sprout Time:
7-20 days
Starting Indoors:
Recommended: 10-12 weeks before last frost, sow in germinating mix; covering flat with humidity dome to retain moisture while seeds germinate. Keep at 60-65°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow after last spring frost until early summer. Will bloom the following year.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
At last frost date.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
A hybrid foxglove that will likely bloom the first year from a late winter indoors sowing, unlike traditional varieties. Compact and upright in growth, it is right at home in the exuberance of the June garden border and is a good cut flower too. Remove faded flowers and avoid wet winter soils to encourage a following season of bloom. Poisonous if eaten. Use gloves and caution when handling.
Final Spacing:
1-1.5'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Water regularly—1" per week, more during particularly dry spells. Keep evenly moist, never saturated nor too dry for the best growth and flowering.
Soil pH:
Acidic to mildly alkaline.
Fertilizer:
Mix about 2" of compost into the soil at time of planting, and top-dress next spring with about 1".
Diseases & Pests:
Slugs can be troublesome. Prevent damage by sprinkling iron phosphate pellets on the ground around the plants during favorable conditions for slugs. Avoid powdery mildew and leaf spot with proper spacing in a location that has good air circulation.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when about half of the florets are open.