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Foxglove ‘Illumination Pink’ Digitalis

by Diane - June 13th, 2012.
Filed under: Thompson and Morgan.

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink' DigitalisFoxglove ‘Illumination Pink’

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36″). Spread: 45cm (18″).

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2012
Rare perennial foxglove
T&M’s own breeding

Where to plant foxgloves?
They’re happy in shade, dappled shade under trees is a great place to put them. They’ll love quiet corners of your garden where they can stand tall for years. This plant will reach about 90cm which makes it ideal for the back of a border.
It’s a beautiful plant and one you’ll love seeing in your garden year on year. The bees will love it too.