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Digitalis lanata complex

Digitalis lanata complex


Common name foxglove
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle biennial/perennial
Flowers white with orange-brown netting (late spring)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
From seed Easy, germinate at room temperature, with exposure to light.
detailed seed-starting info below

Purchased a single healthy plant last year as D. lamarckii, and pleased to see it bloom this year. Hopefully it will turn out to be perennial - you never know with digitalis species. Following year's note: it did not return - more biennial than perennial, apparently.
I had noticed the flowers seemed quite similar to those of D. lanata. This was recently confirmed by an email from an accomplished horticulturist, who stated that this plant is in fact in the "D. lanata complex" (possibly Digitalis trojana). So I'm renaming the page to set the record straight. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to discern these interrelated species...

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Follow along as I stroll past all the Digitalis species that have called our garden home

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 5-10d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (74%G, 6-9d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (78%G, 7d)

Maintains viability over several years.

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