Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

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  • 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

    Stately spires of tubular apricot flowers appear in June and July held above rosettes of large, hairy, dark green leaves. This unusual, apricot-coloured foxglove looks marvellous dotted through the back of a cottage-style scheme or for adding height and drama to a shady border. Flourishing in sun or shade, it makes an excellent companion for plants with purple or plum foliage or flowers.

  • Garden care: Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to the ground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7 cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the plant in early spring.

    These plants are mainly biennial, although if happy they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten

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