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Foxy Foxgloves! (Digitalis purpurea)

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by Bill on June 08, 2004 03:30 PM
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
How to grow and care for Foxglove plants
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[grin]  - These are Cedar Hill flowers!

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by weezie13 on June 08, 2004 08:42 PM
I Love Foxgloves, reminds me of
my Granny!!!

Are the white ones' in the picture,
just plain ones', with no spots in
the middle???
Neat!

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Bill on June 08, 2004 09:50 PM
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by weezie13 on June 09, 2004 04:07 AM
Very interesting!
I'll have to relook at some more of mine!!
I have alot of different ones'...
They seem to keep changing, but not sure
if they don't have no circles!!!

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by <Joy UK> on July 29, 2004 04:57 PM
Hi I wondered if you could help me I have just had my first "2nd season" of some wonderful foxgloves that grew over seven and a half foot tall but know the blooms have gone and the seeds have appeared. Please can you tell me what I do know with the original plant do I pull them up, cut them lower in the hope they may come again or just leave them to whilt away?

Hope you can help me, I love them but Im very new to gardening as this is my first home. Ive collected some seed too should I plant that now or in the spring?
by Bill on July 30, 2004 02:09 AM
When they're done blooming, I try to keep my foxgloves whacked back far enough to keep them from looking too ratty, but never more than I have to. (This might be a matter of only removing the spent flower spike, or sometimes there might only be a few leaves remaining when I'm done)
Some plants will show quite obviously that they're life cycle has ended. In that case, I pull them out.

The seeds can be sown in the Spring or into the Summer up to two months prior to the first frost and the new plants will bloom for you next year. Sow the seeds in partial shade where you want them to grow. Cover the seeds lightly (1/4 inch max.) Keep the soil moist and the seeds will germinate in about 3 weeks.

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by Bebby on May 21, 2006 09:08 PM
I planted two digitalis foxy plants that I bought from a nursery. They were both blooming beautifully. Now the blooms have wilted (actually more than wilted). What do I do now? Can I keep them blooming? How and where do I cut them back? Any info will be Greatly appreciated. Bebby

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