Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’
SNOW THIMBLE FOXGLOVE
Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’ is simple, pure and beautiful.
Otherwise it is just as hardy and easy to grow in the garden, and just as quick and easy to raise from seed, as all the other old-fashioned Foxgloves.
Slender pure white bells
‘Snow Thimble’ bears close packed spires of slender, pristine pure white, unmarked bells.
The flower spires are elegant and stoutly strong, and packed with the little snowy thimbles.
So Digitalis purpures ‘Snow Thimble’ is considered one of the most elegant of traditional Foxgloves.
Flowering begins in spring and goes into the summer months.
Wonderful tall statement, rarely requires staking & great cut
And the impressive spires also make excellent cut flowers (but get our your biggest best vase)
Perfect under trees & shrubs or at the back
‘Snow Thimble’ enjoys Full Sun to Shade, in well drained soil.
She is perfect in drifts under trees and shrubs.
And will obligingly form a natural drift for you by self-seeding each year – so leave a few spires standing to go to seed each season, or cut them down when the seed pods have dried and lay them on the ground where you want your drift.
Flower spires 1.5m High x 60cm. Wide evergreen foliage clump.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’seeds can be scattered directly in the garden in early spring to germinate naturally / or for reliable germination of maximum quantity, then sow indoors at any time.
Indoors for early & quick plants: Sow Digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time.
But do not cover with compost as seed requires light to germinate.
Then thoroughly moisten the mix by standing the sown punnet in a shallow water bath.
And allow the moisture to percolate to the surface of the mix from below.
Now place in a warm, well-lit place (not in any direct sunlight)
You can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential, as these seeds are willing germinators.
And cover with a plastic lid to retain moisture.
We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C.
Continue to keep moist at all times by misting from a spray water bottle, but do not saturate.
Germination occurs in 14 to 21 days approx.
Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.
Seed Count: 300 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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