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can a digitalis pam's choice seedling turn into native foxglove again ?

any one with an explanation?

thans

Marc

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,505

    Hi there. Foxgloves are very promiscuous and its possible it was pollinated by a wild type foxglove also the named varieties are probably crosses and will produce seeds of the wild type; They don't come true from seed.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Pam's Choice is  a selection of Digitalis purpurea, our native foxglove. There are many such selections and they all seed back to the basic species eventually.It's in the genes. I think they have to be kept in isolation to get 'Pam's Choice' again. 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,270

    It's a case of us humans thinking we can alter millions of years of natural selection in a few decades of selective breeding image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    image right Fishy

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