The Teddington Gardener

Digitalis purpurea ‘Sutton’s Apricot’

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A rather lovely soft apricot coloured foxglove, with tall spires that will  illuminate a shady spot in the garden. A form of the most familiar foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, it is generally considered a biennial plant, though it can be tricked into a short-lived perennial-ness by prompt deadheading (still, not gaining very much and losing some rude health).

Allowing it to self seed however, the offspring will be variable, but removing any seedlings with red stems, more are likely to come through in this soft shading. Something surely to be desired.

Much more information on the following website from Seedaholic –  plant information, cultivation (plant and seed), some history and folklore and so much more – isn’t the internet wonderful!

http://www.seedaholic.com/digitalis-purpurea-apricot-foxglove.html

 

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