Variety or Cultivar
‘Lucas’ _ ‘Lucas’ is a clump-forming, hairy biennial or short-lived, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with erect stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, wrinkled, toothed, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, spikes of purple flowers with white-marked throats.
All parts of the plant are highly toxic if eaten.
Purple in Summer; Purple in Autumn
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms
Leaf spot , Powdery mildew
Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Cut back after flowering.
Sterile so will flower longer and will not set seed.
WHERE TO GROW
Digitalis ‘Lucas’ (Foxglove ‘Lucas’) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.4m after 1-2 years.
Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland
Grows in most soils or situations except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is humus-rich soil in partial shade.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West