Digitalis Goldcrest

Wonderful striking honey coloured flowers with red markings flowering all summer long and attracting bees to your garden. This variety won't self seed and is hardy.

Month Available: June

Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous

Flower Colour: Yellow

Suitable For Wildlife: Bees

Soil Type: Well-drained

Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade

Season of Interest: Summer

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

Plant Type: Perennial

Hardy: Fully

Main Attribute: Summer flowering.

Height / Spread: 50cm x 40cm (20in x 16in)

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 main flower spike as it fades.

Care and Time: Medium - spring

Warning: Toxic if eaten.

Benefits: Unusual flower colour, won't self seed, upright and strong growth, ideal for mixed borders.

History: Bred by David Tristram, this variety is a cross between Digitalis obscura - which has rusty, pink tinted yellow flowers, and Digitalis grandiflora, with the more primrose yellow flowers.

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

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