Digitalis Giant Shirley Mix
Colors in this mix range from white and shell pink to deep rose
Foxlgove is a favorite biennial or perennial for borders, sending up sturdy spikes bearing large, bell-shaped flowers in a wide range of colors, often attractively mottled. Its foliage is particularly nice, forming a neat rosette, and it is best grown in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade. Space 12 to 15 inches apart, except where indicated. Divide every other year. Zones 4-9.
|Species||purpurea var. gloxiniiflora|
|Variety||Giant Shirley Mix|
|Item Form||4 1/2-inch Pot|
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||3 ft|
|Plant Width||18 in|
|Bloom Size||2 in - 3 in|
|Bloom Color||Mix, White|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Easy as 1-2-3
Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!
Here's all there is to it!
STEP 1 - When your roses arrive, open the box immediately and soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can't plant them right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Sprinkle roots with water every few days. (Please note: You can also grow roses in containers that are at least as big as a bucket.)
STEP 2 - Dig a hole about 18" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it's large enough to give the roots plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides. Build a mound in the center of the hole and set rose on top. For vigorous growth, abundant blooms and lush foliage, try adding J&P's Root Boost
STEP 3 - Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole. Tamp down lightly to remove air pockets and water well. Spread mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture. Water 3-4 times a week until leaves begin to grow, weekly thereafter.
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