Sceptre foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum)
Sceptre foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum) is a conservatory or greenhouse grown type of plant that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Sceptre foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum).
This plant is commonly known as sceptre foxglove.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: sceptre foxglove
Scientific name: Digitalis sceptrum
Plant type: Conservatory & Greenhouse, Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Wall-side Borders
Other characteristics: Plants for pollinators
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Sceptre foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Sceptre foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Digitalis sceptrum likes to grow in moist but well drained or well drained soils.
Sceptre foxglove (Digitalis sceptrum) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.