Digitalis minor

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Digitalis minor Rodr.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: septicidal capsule

VI

69B / e7bdee 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Digitalis minor is a perennial.

Naming

Digitalis minor was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1771. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Digitalis minor is a species in the genus Digitalis which contains approximately 34 to 60 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family). The type species of the genus is Digitalis purpurea.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 35 to 45 centimetres.

Leaves

Digitalis minor has green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are lanceolate and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Digitalis minor produces racemes of light purple tubular flowers in June.

The perennials produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Digitalis minor is native to the Balearic Islands.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Poisonousness

Digitalis minor is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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