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Digitalis valinii Illumination Pink ('Tmdgfp001') (PBR)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2012

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Buy Digitalis valinii Illumination Pink ('Tmdgfp001') (PBR) RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2012: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2012

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    Winner of a string of awards including the prestigeous Plant of the Year in 2012 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, this magnificent new foxglove is a real head-turner. It has exotic-looking flowers, which are a rich blend of sunset tones, and they appear for over a long period on sturdy, branching stems. Said to be reliably perennial, it is also sterile, so the energy the plant would usually put into producing seeds is directed towards a bigger crop of flowers.

  • Garden care: Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. In milder areas apply a generous 5-7cm mulch in autumn to protect the roots from the cold, alternatively grow it in a pot and over-winter it in a cool greenhouse.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten
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