Digitalis Illumination Cherry Brandy
The brightest of pink flower spires of this traditional garden plant are a real show stopper and attract bees to your garden in summer.
Month Available: May
Evergreen / Deciduous: Deciduous
Flower Colour: Pink
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun or partial shade
Season of Interest: Summer
Plant Type: Perennial
Hardy: Protect from frost
Main Attribute: Summer flowering.
Height / Spread: 90cm x 45cm (36in x 18in)
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 plenty of side shoots.
Care and Time: Medium - spring
Warning: Toxic if eaten.
Benefits: Dense flower spikes and a long flowering period. It is also completely sterile so won't self seed.
History: Winner of plant of the 2012 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
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