DIGITALIS purpurea 'Snow Thimble'

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DIGITALIS purpurea 'Snow Thimble'

Foxglove
Select Item No. DA387

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Western Europe
Special Features: The first pure, snow-white flowering seed strain among foxgloves. Completely unblemished by any lavender to purple spots that are so common among other seed strains. Large flowering. Easy-to-germinate anytime of year and easy to finish-off in containers. In large containers, or in the garden, it is exciting to imagine bright accented drifts of six ore more plants.
Historical: The name Digitalis is derived from digitus, meaning 'finger' in Latin and refers to the shape of the flowers which, more accurately described, look like thimbles. The extract, digitalin, from this species is used to treat victims of heart disease. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2002.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: hairy, ovate to lanceolate
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.06897 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
14500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 8 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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