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Digitalis purpurea 'Camelot Lavender'

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Digitalis (dig-ee-TAH-liss) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Camelot Lavender

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Biennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Meredith79 On Aug 2, 2007, Meredith79 from Southeastern, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

I bought 3 of these in 2006, they said perennial on the pots. I planted them on the west side corner of my house, because the label said part sun so this seemed appropriate. Well the leaves started turning brown and mushy, as soon as the temps got hot. The plants kept sending up new flower stalks and bloomed well, but the flowers didn't seem to last long and were very messy and noticeable as the fell all over the leaves, which at first was what I thought was the reason for the leaves having problems. I would notice that as soon as the flower stalks had a good amount of blooms open that most often they would fall over and then I'd have to cut them back. (High maintenance) By the fall I had given up on keeping them tidy and I decided to move them to a bare spot that I had from some annual impatiens, to see if they would do better with part shade. I left the seed pods on the plants, and in 2007 I have noticed a ton of babies! It looks like the original plants grew back, but as of now they still have not bloomed and the growth looks more like the seedlings, than like the plants looked when I purchased them. Leading me to believe that this is in fact a biennial not a perennial, and the old plants just held the seeds in the spot they had been. I have seen seeds of this variety for sale and advertised as flowering the first and second year, but the seedlings I have look no where near ready to flower. Maybe that is only for warmer zones than my border 5A/6B. I can't say if they have done better in their new location as of now, but I am hoping they will be worth the trouble next year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Long Creek, Illinois
Rocky Ripple, Indiana
Falmouth, Maine
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Hudson, New Hampshire
Flanders, New Jersey
Averill Park, New York
Pekin, North Dakota
Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Red Hill, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
West Valley City, Utah
Leesburg, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
Clinton, Washington
Sumner, Washington



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