Digitalis Candy Mountain

Digitalis 'Candy Mountain'

Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'


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Item # 31545
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At last, a Foxglove that shows its face! These large rosy-pink to mauve bells are upturned, revealing their freckled interiors even from a distance. Very showy, they create a unique new look for Digitalis.

The blooms crowd tightly along thick, very strong 20-inch stems. Opening from the bottom up, the older blooms turn a rich shade of mauve, while the newer ones sport more rosy hues. All are merrily freckled and held wide open, revealing their interiors as no Foxglove has ever done!

The blooms are most abundant in early summer, but continue intermittently all season in most climates. Attractive to hummingbirds and, because the plant is poisonous, unpalatable to deer and rabbits, Digitalis is one of the joys of the border. Actually a biennial, it flowers heavily for several seasons.

'Candy Mountain' reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide, with exceptionally strong stems that make staking unnecessary. The ideal cut flower, it is also irresistible in the border, meadow and woodland plantings, and even in large containers. This distinctive new cultivar performs best in full sun in the north, partial shade farther south. It appreciates organically enriched, well-drained soil, but needs little care to flourish. An absolute "must-grow" for Digitalis lovers everywhere, 'Candy Mountain' is a delight! Highly recommended. Zones 4-9.

Deer Resistant Trees

As the deer population has boomed and food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these hungry animals.

Use physical barriers


A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.

Electric Fences
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.

Bird-Netting
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.

Plant Deer-resistant Varieties

Herbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.

Having a dog In the Family

Dogs Keep Deer Away Owning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.

For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.

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Planting:

Plant 12 to 15 inches apart in a moist, well-drained soil in partial shade in the South, sun or light shade in the North. Foliage is toxic.


Maintenance:

Water during periods of drought – a summer mulch will help maintain the desired moist conditions. A winter mulch of straw or similar material, applied after the ground freezes, is also beneficial. Digitalis purpurea is a biennial that reseeds freely.


Zones:

Zones 4-9

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