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Digitalis fontanesii

 
Digitalis fontanesii
Digitalis fontanesii
Digitalis fontanesii

Family plantaginaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers cream with reddish markings (late spring-summer)
Light sun-part shade
From seed Germinate at room temperature, with exposure to light.
detailed seed-starting info below

Online sources say this is similar to D. grandiflora. Ours doesn't much resemble its yellower friends, having more of a reddish coloration - halfway towards D. mertonensis, but with quite different, slender-pointy leaves. Ours bloomed for a long time; first along its main stalk, and when that was done on secondary flowering stems shooting outward from the upright. The photo at right was taken in late September, when the final flowers were about to fade away.

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

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F with light (38+%G, 12-23d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (6%G, 21-24d)


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