Botanical Name - Digiplexis -Digitalis x Isoplexsis ‘Firecracker’
Common Name - Fox Glove
Description - The English Foxglove is so well known to gardeners everywhere. Plant breeding has crossed Digitalis (The English Foxglove) with Isoplexsis which is native to the Canary Islands. The result are these selected plants make up this new combined family, the Digiplexis. Flowers are nonstop from mid-spring through to autumn. Flowers are borne on large spikes on top of the attractive foliage to around one metre high. Flower colour is apricot with cream centres. Love a north facing garden position.
Flower Time -. Tall dense spikes of apricot flowers are carried on 50cm tall stems from mid-spring until autumn.
Size - Grows to 50cm high x 50-80cm wide.
Use - Honey eating birds, bees and insects are attracted to the flower making another real benefit for these plants in your garden. They are just as easy to grow in containers as in garden beds, a real highlight for your garden.
Position - Full sun.
Maintenance - Tip pruning three weeks after planting promotes more flower spikes. Deadhead spent flowering spikes to help encourage continued flowering. Ensure plants are watered during dry times and fertilised regularly, particularly during hot and sunny weather.
At a Glance
- Butterfly & bird attracting
- Full sun
- Easy to grow