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Eventual height: 1m

Eventual spread: 0.5m

Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

foxglove Suttons Apricot

9cm pot £6.99 Buy
2 + 1 FREE 9cm pots £20.97 £13.98 Buy

  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tubular, apricot-pink flowers that are attractively spotted inside their throat with brownish-maroon, form along one side of the impressive spike in early summer. Over a period of several months, they open from the base upwards above the slightly hairy foliage.

  • Garden care: Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to the ground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-ro tted organic matter around the plant in early spring.

    These plants are mainly biennial, although they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten

Goes well with

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    smoke bush

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    Aster × frikartii 'Mönch'

    michalmas daisy

    2 litre pot

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