Digitalis Firecracker

The beautiful vivid orange and yellow flowers spikes create an eye catching display in your garden, attracting bees in summer. Foliage forms a tight compact mound and will die down in autumn. It will require protection from prolonged periods of frost.

Month Available: June

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Orange

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Protect from extended periods of frost

Main Attribute: Flowering late spring to first frosts.

Height / Spread: 80cm x 50cm (32in x 20in)

Digitalis prefer lighter soils, as my soil is quite heavy I add compost to the top few inches of soil to make it lighter for growing in.

Where to Plant: Borders

Pests and Diseases: Aphids, Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew.

Plant Care: Cut back old stems in autumn to encourage side shoots.

Care and Time: Medium - spring

Warning: Toxic if eaten.

Benefits: Long blooming, unusual flower colour.

History: Digitalis is commonly known as Foxglove. The common pink variety can be found wild in the UK and there are many new cultivars available for UK gardens.

EU Rights: EU Plant Variety Rights apply. Propagation without a license is illegal.

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