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

any one with an explanation?




  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,710

    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.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,412

    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. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    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 Posts: 27,412

    image right Fishy

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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