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New products at Blooming Direct

by John - June 19th, 2014.
Filed under: Blooming Direct, New Products.

New product at Blooming Direct

Digitalis Illumination Pink 2L

Digitalis Illumination Pink 2L £9.99
Digitalis Illumination Pink is a fabulous and multi-Award winning new plant that really is a special addition to any garden. The undoubted star of Chelsea Flower Show 2012 where it was launched to great acclaim, and Winner of Best New Plant at that show, it’s not hard to see why. And we are pleased to have secured some larger grown on plants for our customers. Due to the persistence of plant breeder’s, this amazing new Foxglove has done what was thought to be impossible. It was successfully created by cross-breeding our common wild Foxgloves (Digitalis) with the exotic Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) relative, which gives it a beautiful tropical colouration, and it’s distinctive petal and flower shapes too. Despite being called ‘Pink’, it’s centre is a lovely warm, orange-tinged tropical shade. Because it is sterile, it will not set seed, so focusses all it’s energy into flowering – for very long lasting displays from June well into Autumn – much much longer than wild foxgloves do. It is shorter and more robust too with stems only to 75cm or so. Because it is so new, and has inherited it’s tropical cousins’ exotic genes, it is not certain to be reliably hardy. As it is such a beautiful and still rare plant, we suggest you give it some Winter protection in a cold greenhouse, conservatory or a light shed or garage. Be one of the first to grow new Digitalis Illumination Pink, and see just how good it is.