- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Recently introduced, this beautiful new orchid foxglove has been bred by crossing D. 'Saltwood Summer' with D. purpurea. The resulting plants produce tall summer spires, which carry 4-petalled, pink flowers that are heavily spotted with rich plum.
These plants are mainly biennial so will flower in their second year and then die off.
All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested and contact with the foliage may irritate skin.
- Garden care: Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the plant in early spring.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten
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