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A rare genetic variation makes this foxglove special. Read more.

ORG&HPS SUMMER EVENTS

The garden tour on July 21 has been cancelled. On August 22, the final tour will visit gardens on the east side of Toronto followed by a pot-luck. Details are in the June newsletter.

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North American Cordillera Plants for the Canadian Garden

Jay Akerley

Jay Akerley is a rock and alpine gardening enthusiast with gardens in both Greater Vancouver and high on the Thompson Plateau in BC's Interior. His degree in Geography from Simon Fraser University and subsequent training at the Pacific Horticulture...

Orchids for Dry and Wet Places in the Garden

Inge Poot

As she describes it, Inge Poot has been gardening all her life. Since her marriage 55 years ago to Peter, her life has revolved around orchids. Inge has a B.Sc.and a Master's degree in mycology. She began her working career as a math and science...

Plant of the Month for July, 2019

 (dig-ee-TAH-liss  pur-PUR-ee-uh)

General Information:

I walked outside a few days ago and immediately spotted my monster foxglove. It is a cream yellow, growing in a fairly shady spot where the color just glows. But what made it really stand out is the large uncharacteristic flower at the top of the inflorescence (flower stem). It was a rare peloric mutation.

The formation of peloric flowers in foxgloves is fairly rare but they have been report for many years. The proper botanical name for this plant is Digitalis purpurea monstrosa. The term monstrosa is Greek and means huge or monsterous.

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