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Growing digitalis


Digitalis or digitalis is a fairly common flowering plant. The foxglove is very easy to care for and can actually grow on its own.

This plant belongs to the Norichnikovye family, and it got its name due to flowers that resemble thimbles. Remember that foxglove is a poisonous plant, so if you have small children, you will have to give up growing it.

Foxgloves can grow up to 1.5 meters or more. Their inflorescences are like candles, towering over the surrounding vegetation. The color of digitalis flowers is very diverse, making this plant very decorative and popular with flower growers.

Growing digitalis in a sunny place has a better effect on plants. In partial shade, they will also grow, but at a cost to the size of the flowers.

When planting, the soil should be loose, well-drained and fertile enough. In those places of the garden where water accumulates in the spring, it is better not to plant digitalis, since with an abundance of moisture the plant blooms poorly or may not bloom at all.

Weeding, loosening the soil around the plants, and watering on particularly hot days are all that foxglove cultivation requires.

If you want to prolong its flowering, then remove already faded inflorescences... This measure stimulates the emergence of new flower arrows.

Foxglove can be propagated by seeds. If you especially like any varieties, then mark the most valuable specimens in advance so that after ripening you can collect seeds from them.

Another interesting fact: Digitalis seeds of especially good quality are formed from flowers located at the bottom of the inflorescences.


Watch the video: Growing foxgloves potting on part 2 (October 2021).