A foxy Foxglove

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A foxy Foxglove

#1  Postby chairman bill » May 25, 2020 7:34 pm

Usually, Foxglove flowers droop downwards but one variety, known as 'Candy Mountain', has flowers that have the opening pointing upwards. Otherwise, it's the same as a standard Foxglove. In my garden is a rather different-looking specimen. The flowers are set with the opening at the top, like the 'Candy Mountain' variant, but it also has a large flower at the apex of the stem, which is unlike any Foxglove I know of or which the interwebz seems to have any record of. The question is, do I have a novel variety or not?

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A foxy Foxglove

#2  Postby Ironclad » May 25, 2020 9:23 pm

Oh oh wait, Terminal Peloria! You have a mutant, possibly Digitalis purpurea monstrosa (wild huh)

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Re: A foxy Foxglove

#3  Postby chairman bill » May 25, 2020 11:09 pm

Great. Thanks for that. Given that it's seeded from previous years' plants, this one has also got the mutation seen in 'Candy Mountain' of upright-facing flowers, so it's a serious mutant.
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Re: A foxy Foxglove

#4  Postby Calilasseia » Aug 11, 2020 10:56 am

What you're seeing is a phenomenon known as fasciation. No, not 'fascination', but fasciation. More on this here.
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Re: A foxy Foxglove

#5  Postby felltoearth » Aug 11, 2020 11:56 am

Thanks Cali!

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Re: A foxy Foxglove

#6  Postby zerne » Aug 11, 2020 11:55 pm

Fascinating stuff.

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Re: A foxy Foxglove

#7  Postby The_Piper » Aug 12, 2020 2:20 am

The bottom one looks fine. It's unfasciated. 8-)
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