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Digitalis valinii - foxlight

CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 402
I bought a digitalis - foxlight rose ivory - today on a whim. It was languishing in the discounted section despite having lots of stems still to flower.

Most of my foxgloves (other varieties) are in part shade. I'd like to plant this in full sun, fast draining soil. Am I pushing my luck? Does anyone have this growing successfully in full sun?


  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,575
    @Camelliad Just bumping up your thread for you in case it gets missed. Hopefully someone can answer your query.  :)
  • CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 402
    Thank you @Fran IOM. I guess it's a relatively new variety and perhaps everyone else has been sensible and planted theirs in shade, like the woodland plant that it is! I may just give it a try and see what happens...
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,947
    I had a look at the RHS page for this variety and it does say full sun or partial shade
    I don't have any personal experience of it though, sorry.
  • CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 402
    Thank you @AnniD that's helpful. I'll report back in a few months' time!!
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,462
    There are a lot of trees in my garden but very few around it, just stone walls and sheep grazing. Doesn't seem to stop the foxgloves growing all over the place, sun or shade whatever the aspect or soil, even into the edges of the boggy bits. They grow all along the edge of my veg garden, full sun, and the biggest and best grow up in the veg beds, ditto :)
  • CamelliadCamelliad Posts: 402
    That's what I had hoped to hear, thank you @Buttercupdays
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 866
    It looks lovely (from online pics) — let us know how it does in full sun
    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    Lots of my foxgloves are quite happy in full sun, they are a very easy accommodating plants, and self seeders too.....
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