Foxglove 'Camelot' - PlantDigitalis purpurea 'Camelot'
The great advantage of this 'Camelot' mixture is that the plants do not grow too tall, reaching a maximum height of 100 cm. The flowers are shaped like thimbles. This plant produces plenty of nectar so it attracts useful insects. Attractive flowers for cutting.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Digitalis purpurea thrive best in the garden. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor garden soil with the addition of a mix of compost and granulated cow manure. Plant your foxglove at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just slightly below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, heal well in and water immediately.
Foxgloves enjoy a semi-shaded spot in loose, well-drained soil. If you plant in full sun the foxglove will need to be watered more often.
Planting Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) with other plants
Digitalis purpurea get the ‘thumbs up’ as a border plant. This substantial plant combines well with most other border plants. Foxgloves look especially pretty next to mixed coneflowers (Echinacea) and mixed Monarda (bergamot or Bee Balm) Monarda 'Fantasy'.
Show moreWater extra in periods of drought, keep the bed free of weeds and your foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) will thrive. Foxgloves are very undemanding and will even grow well in poor soil conditions. The plant can flower from June onwards.
Foxglove is self-seeding, giving you new plants for the following year. If you don't want it to do so, be sure and remove the overblown flowers before seed sets.
Foxgloves are very hardy plants.
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a bi-annual. You can enjoy the flowers of this special variety in year one. Usually only leaves form in the first year and this allows it to flower in year two.
Foxgloves grow to 80-120 cm high. This plant originated in woodland borders in Europe.
Foxglove flowers produce lots of nectar and are therefore very popular with butterflies and (bumble) bees.
How to use
Foxgloves look great in the border but they can also be grown in planters on your patio or decking. A summery arrangement of foxglove in a vase on your table will look amazing!
Digitalis purpurea is toxic if ingested but just leave it alone and it won't bother you. This particular toxic is actually a source of medicine for heart problems.
- Extra information
Latin name Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee Not applicable Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period June - September Growing height 90 - 100 cm