Thimble - 4 quirks that you should know


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Foxglove is a typical garden plant. As beautiful as the thimble is, you have to respect a lot and above all should know the peculiarities.

Foxglove peculiarities

The thimble, latin digitalis, is a very pretty looking plant. Especially the flowers, with their magnificent colors, give each garden a springlike appearance. In order for you to enjoy this variety of colors, the thimble needs a well-moistened location. For this he needs only moderate summer temperatures, just at the 20 degrees Celsius are sufficient. But the thimble also has its pitfalls, which every hobby gardener should know.

Peculiarity 1

Foxglove is biennial. This means that it forms a leaf rosette in the first year and flowers only in the second year. This leaf rosette is often confused with weeds, so be careful here.

Peculiarity 2

Foxglove only blooms after a cold stimulation, the so-called Vernalisation. That means, in the late winter, he needs a frost period to be able to form flowers. If the winter was too mild, then it may even be that the thimble does not bloom in the second year, but still waiting another year.

Peculiarity 3

Foxglove is poisonous! Here you must be especially careful when small children are in the garden. Also for dogs and cats, the plant can be deadly. The poison is not only in the flower, but in all plant parts.

Peculiarity 4

Foxglove you do not have to sow, it sows itself. That's why the faded stems just let it stand.

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