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
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.