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Help identify foxglove please

cebainescebaines Posts: 2
This has self seeded in my garden. I’ve never seen a foxglove with this type of flower at the top. Can you help identify it please?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 36,275
    It's just a condition/mutation called fasciation which often occurs in plants.
    There was a whole thread about here a while ago, but I can't find it. If you do a search though, you may find more info  :)
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  • cebainescebaines Posts: 2
    Thank you so much for this. I found the thread and it’s really interesting. I might try to collect the seeds to see if it reproduces!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,317
    For anyone else who is interested, here’s a link to the thread https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/388011/fascinated-by-fasciation/p1
     :) 
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,612
    It won’t reproduce, it’s a mutant.  It will, but as an ordinary foxglove. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,317
    @lyn 😊 according to a recent post on that thread there’s some thought that the seeds from the terminal flower on these foxgloves might carry a gene for this mutation so some folk are giving it a try. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,612
    Ok then, I’ll stand corrected and wait to see the results, I think it’s a bit like breeding from your mule. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,317
    We shall see  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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