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Hosta and Digitalis

Having watched the Gardeners World programme last night, I was particularly interested in the Hosta Mini Skirt and the Digitalis Firebird.  Has anyone grown either of these plants and would you recommend them.  How large does the Hosta grow?  The Digitalis was said to be perennial, is this so?
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,949
    I haven’t got either but I have heard that the perennial foxgloves don’t always survive the winter, but they could do where you live.
    I’ll flag up @Hostafan1.  I wonder if he’s got a Mini skirt ,  he’s got a couple of hundred different ones. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,694
    https://www.hostaparadise.com/mini-skirt/9241/hosta-details.aspx
    I don't grow many small varieties , so have personal experience of it.
    Devon.
  • And I always thought Hostafan was a female - why I don't know.  I don't know how to flag up members on here, so perhaps HE will read your comment, thanks Lyn.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,949
    Gd, just do the @then the name,  @Hostafan1 is a lovely big burly Scotsman, you would love him. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,694
    And I always thought Hostafan was a female - why I don't know.  I don't know how to flag up members on here, so perhaps HE will read your comment, thanks Lyn.
    @Guernsey Donkey2   If you type @ followed by the name, they get a notification that they've been mentioned. 
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,694
    Lyn said:
    Gd, just do the @then the name,  @Hostafan1 is a lovely big burly Scotsman, you would love him. 
    aw shucks. You'll make me blush.

    Devon.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    edited June 2019
    @Lyn Thanks and also @Hostafan1 thank you for the helpful info and the link which I have now read, really helpful, I will give the Garden Centre a ring soon. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,949
    They don’t appear in red until you post the comment. 
    I expect you can see that now. 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,694
    I can recommend Fransen Hostas delivery service. Very carefully packed.
    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,672
    @Guernsey Donkey2  This is the info re the digitalis - l remembered it was Hardys stand that Arit mentioned 
    https://www.hardysplants.co.uk/perennials/digitalis-firebird
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