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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Teenie Foxglove??

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mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2002
2:00 AM

Post #33933

This is only about 18 inches tall. maybe 24. it has the tiniest flowers. Is it a foxglove? if so. what > thanks!! same story. man with the answers was gone for the day.

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Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
6:56 AM

Post #289790

Mimi: The flowers look like foxglove, but the leaves don't match. Maybe it is a perennial variety, or maybe it's something I'm not familiar with. I'll be watching to see what the answer is.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2002
7:12 AM

Post #289802

It isn't digitalis 'foxy', is it? I have some of those and, though they're a little taller than 18", they're pretty short. It might depend on the light and water they get, too.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
7:19 AM

Post #289808

I thought about that, too, but look at the leaves. The shape is a bit different, and they look glossy.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2002
7:22 AM

Post #289811

Oh, you're right. Those leaves are really narrow and lancelike. Hmmmm...It's gotta be some type of digitalis, though. Penstemon would have smaller flowers not quite like those.
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2002
7:24 AM

Post #289812

Here's a http://www.suncrestnurseries.com/descript/digitalis.html with descriptions of many foxglove varieties.

Could it be digitalis dubia? http://web.kadel.cz/flora/c/kvCard.asp?Id=822


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Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
7:28 AM

Post #289813

I checked the website, Gardenwife, and nothing rang a bell. Guess we'll have to wait for Mimi to talk to they guy at the nursery.
Baa

June 25, 2002
9:04 AM

Post #289831

It's a variety of D purpurea, quite possibly Foxy but not necessarily, it could be a variety that has just flowered at a smaller stage. One of my Giant Spotted's is flowering at under 10" tall.

I cannot see glossy leaves, I see slightly hairy leaves but only Mimi can tell us that one. As for lance like, yes they are and it's one of the leaf forms that D purpurea produces.
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2002
11:19 AM

Post #289846

The leaves are long and skinny. Sorta more pointed. I will have to call out there today I guess. I'll keep ya posted. thanks for all your help
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
5:38 PM

Post #290092

Baa could be right. The leaves look strange to me, but it could be stunted in some way, or some of the leaves I'm looking at belong to something else. Foxy is a much shorter foxglove, tends to branch more, and is known to flower the first year if started early enough.
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2002
11:56 PM

Post #290309

the flowers them sleves adn VERY TINY. Real delicate. I am gonna to have to drive out there again I guess. Its a ways out there I;ll be back ...nah. They closed at 7
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 27, 2002
5:40 AM

Post #291339

Well, Mimi, you're going to have to find out what those are since we're all curious now. You ought to get the nursery's e-mail address so that you can send the photo to them and get a reply as to what it is.
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2002
12:21 PM

Post #291435

I don;t think Dj's nursery has time for email till the winter.! They are a small, family owned nursery. but. he has the BEST plants adn it is well worth the time it takes to go there. I bellieve I am going today. I will ask. PROMISE> I need some too! it is so tiny. i should take something and measure each glove. or cap,. or what ever you call them.
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2002
8:19 PM

Post #292810

I have the name!!!!
Spanish Peaks!
Ever hear of it?
I now am the proud owner of 3 . I cleaned him out
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


June 29, 2002
9:03 PM

Post #292823

Spanish Peaks is Digitalis thapasi. I have one just starting to bud now. Save seeds Mimi - that one is not easy to find!!
Baa

June 29, 2002
9:45 PM

Post #292837

Well I am surprised! I've grown D thapsi for a few years and they have quite large flowers in comparison with the size of the plant, however I've not grown Spanish Peaks so the cultivar must be smaller flowered than the species.

I'm glad you finally found the name Mimi :)
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 29, 2002
9:50 PM

Post #292838

I called him today from work while I had like 3 colors going. He was kind enough to keep an eye on them for me till I could get out ther today. I was thrilled to get them. guess I can say now that I have a "collection" of them. !lol...Hopefully one of the 3 will make it and live. Hopefully!
:)
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 30, 2002
1:11 AM

Post #292969

Good purchase, Mimi! I'll be interested in seeds, as well, should you get some. Foxglove generally do well up here.
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2002
1:30 AM

Post #292980

well, these are just in a 3 inch plant cup right now. just tiny green leaves. But. keep me in mind. :) I am very excited with my purchase. specially at a buck a pop!

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