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
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|Gunilla Forssberg -Sweden||Jul 08, 2014||Hi' Rob
Your Digitalis looks lovely but I am not sure about the naming, I saw a fontanesii yesterday in Uppsala Botanical Garden (Linneus foundet it) and it has much smaler flovers and are more withish yellow, paler than grandiflora but the same hight.|
Digitalis species appear to be forever misidentified – so it's certainly possible the one pictured here is not fontanesii. Until I have a better identification, I'll leave this page up for more comments.
- Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F with light (38+%G, 12-23d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (6%G, 21-24d)
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