Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionStrong and vigorous, the newly improved 'Dalmatian Purple' foxglove (or Digitalis) charmed its way to winning the Fleuroselect Gold Medal for its prolific blooms. Spikes of purple bell-shaped flowers bloom in early summer, quickly transforming your garden into a pollinator paradise. You'll be amazed at the number of flowers it produces, along with the incredibly sturdy stems that keep them upright.
Foxgloves are long-blooming perennials with specialized flowers designed perfectly for pollinators. The bell-shaped blooms have small spots on their lower lip, guiding pollinators straight to their pollen and nectar. It serves as a landing strip for bees, who are the perfect size to crawl into the flowers. But don't be surprised when you see hummingbirds and butterflies visiting the flowers as well! While it has always been a staple in cottage, pollinator, and cut flower gardens, it recently resurged in popularity among home gardeners (and for a good reason). This perennial is deer and rabbit-resistant, container-friendly, low-maintenance, and easy to grow, making it easy to love.
This foxglove is a true perennial (not short-lived biennials) that will self-seed in your garden if given a chance. Caution: they are highly toxic if ingested by humans or animals. Details Botanical name: Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple' Common name: Foxglove Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 3' x 1' Flower color: Purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rabbit resistant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Accent, background, border, cottage gardening, naturalizing, specimen, wildflower How To Grow Soil: Prefers average to sandy soil. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun). Water: After establishment, water occasionally during the hot season. Spacing: 18-24 inches Fertilizing: Lightly fertilize in the spring. Maintenance & pruning: Cutting and creating cut flower bouquets helps to encourage a second flush of blooms. Once a week, deadhead or pinch flowers to tidy up your perennial bed.