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Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Deep lavender purple flowers with heavily spotted maroon throats are produced all the way around the stems in early summer.  The basal foliage forms a compact clump and the plants are well-branched.  Digitalis forms large rosettes of downy, green, oblong leaves from which numerous flower spikes emerge.  It looks especially nice when planted along fences, at the wood's edge, or in large containers.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Most Digitalis are spectacular, but short lived perennials. They usually bloom 2-3 years and reseed if conditions are favorable.

Flower Color

Purple shades

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

1'

Good Companions

Clematis 'Nelly Moser', Cimicifuga 'Hillside Black Beauty', Oriental Poppy, Astilbe, Coral Bells,

Plant Height

2-3'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Planting

Bloom Time

Early Summer

Critter Resistance

Resistance to deer and rabbit

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Fast

Seasonal Interests