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Digitalis purpurea F1 Camelot Cream

UsFourUsFour Posts: 49
Have just planted one of these .. not in flower yet. Has anyone grown these Camelot varieties and how long do they live? 
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,569
    Camelot series are biennials or short lived perennials. Expect two years maximum flowering life.  If yours is only a small plant, it should flower next year. If you dead head it, it may also flower the following year but the quality of flowering spikes deteriorates each further year.
  • UsFourUsFour Posts: 49
    edited May 2020
    Thank you. It's a large pot plant and has flower spikes. Just wondered if people's experience differed from what it says on the tin?
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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,831
    I bought ours labelled as a perennial, and Camelot Rose too.  They have been biennals for us.  Rose had much better germination and survival rates than Cream, perhaps it is closer to the original species plant.
  • UsFourUsFour Posts: 49
    KOG yes it does say perennial on mine, that's why I bought it ... but it seems to mean it will flower in the first and second season and then die ... so you get an additional flower season, Mmmmm wouldn't class that as perennial myself. 
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