Digitalis Illumination Flame

A striking tropical coloured variety of this traditional garden plant. Extremely floriferous throughout summer and autumn and attractive to bees.

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

Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers

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.

EU Rights: N/A

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