Digitalis purpurea16–20" tall. Dreamy creamy butter-yellow flowers with maroon-spotted throats.
Flowers June through August. Good for cutting or the naturalized border. Considered perennial but is best treated as biennial. Spread out the seedlings as they appear and a glorious patch will result in a few years.
Plant 12-24" apart in moist slightly acid soil in full sun to part shade. Caution: all parts of the plant are poisonous; wash hands after handling. Z3. (3½" plug stock)
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.