Camelot Foxglove – Ornamental Plant of the Week for November 25, 2013

Richard C. Bogren, Owings, Allen D.

Camelot Cream foxglove

The Camelot series foxglove (Digitalis) is seed-propagated and includes four colors – Camelot Cream, Camelot White, Camelot Rose and Camelot Lavender.

This is the best foxglove for Louisiana so far, and it is notable for its large spikes of outward-facing, bell-shaped flowers. It is best planted in September through November or in February through early March.

An early fall planting will bloom in fall and continue through spring. A late-winter planting will bloom in spring. First bloom will last four to six weeks, with secondary bloom lasting another month. Flowering will last through mid-May.

Rain and wind can cause stems to fall over on 30- to 36-inch-tall plants. Plants perform well in sun, partial sun and partially shaded locations.

A past Louisiana Super Plant recipient.

Allen Owings
Rick Bogren

11/23/2013 3:33:59 AM
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