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Anyone identify this foxglove?

Posted by GeoffHandley Shropshire, UK (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 9, 05 at 16:49

I have forgotten the name of this one. I got the seed from a stall of the Hardy Plant Society. I know it is supposed to be perennial. The leaves are quite narrow for a foxglove and the individual flowers quite small - it gives a very tall and slender spike.

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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

I was just reading High Country Gardens' catalog and saw one called Digitalis obscura, Narrow-leaf Foxglove. Described as: 18" x 12" wide, ( seed propagated). 2004 Plant Select winner. A rugged perennial species from the mountains of Spain. Digitalis obscura is very different from the woodland Foxgloves commonly offered. The brown and yellow bell-like flowers are extrememly attractive; the upright woody stems and evergreen lily-like leaves are also very ornamental.

This might be what you have. What do you think?

gld


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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

I think you might be right. I do remember buying seed of that name now you mention it.
This is a picture of the whole spike.

Thanks for the very quick answer.


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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

My first thought was D. ferruginea.


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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

I love that plant! I may try to find seeds. The catalog I saw it in only had plants. They also recommended full or partial sun in lean to average garden soil (not too much compost) and water deeply but not too frequently. Z5-9.


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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

Could be D. ferruginea. Here's pics from my yard:


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bellarosa
Well here is a picture of the leaves so you can compare.


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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?(2)

Is this what the leaf of ferruginea looks like? Cause if it is you guys have solved the problem of what foxgloves I have.


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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

It looks like the Digitalis ferruginea, l have in flower in my garden.
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RE: Anyone identify this foxglove?

Geoff,
Here's a pic of the leaves on Digitalis ferruginea for comparison.


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