Foxglove ‘Dalmatian Peach’

Digitalis purpurea

Features

  • Medium producer
  • Pollinator-friendly
  • Suitable for containers
  • Suitable for partial shade
  • Toxic

Description

I discovered this outstanding foxglove a few years ago and have grown it abundantly ever since. The towering stems boast soft peachy-apricot blooms that glow from the inside out. An excellent addition to bouquets and wedding work, this salmon beauty is a must-have in any cutting garden. While most foxgloves are biennials, this new hybrid flowers the first year from an early sowing of seed and will also produce the second year if left in place.

Please note: All parts of foxglove are poisonous, including the seeds. Use caution around children and pets.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 24 to 30 in
Site: suitable for some degree of shade
Days to maturity: 110 to 120 days
Plant spacing: 9 to 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 10 to 12 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds are very small; bottom-watering is recommended until plants emerge.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few bottom blossoms are open, before the bees pollinate the flowers. Expect a vase life of 6 to 8 days.

Details

Description

I discovered this outstanding foxglove a few years ago and have grown it abundantly ever since. The towering stems boast soft peachy-apricot blooms that glow from the inside out. An excellent addition to bouquets and wedding work, this salmon beauty is a must-have in any cutting garden. While most foxgloves are biennials, this new hybrid flowers the first year from an early sowing of seed and will also produce the second year if left in place.

Please note: All parts of foxglove are poisonous, including the seeds. Use caution around children and pets.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 24 to 30 in
Site: suitable for some degree of shade
Days to maturity: 110 to 120 days
Plant spacing: 9 to 12 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start seed indoors in trays 10 to 12 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds are very small; bottom-watering is recommended until plants emerge.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few bottom blossoms are open, before the bees pollinate the flowers. Expect a vase life of 6 to 8 days.

Sources

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