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  • foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot'
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot'

Perfect for pollinators RHS endorsed product
approx 2500 seeds £2.35
approx 2500 seeds £2.35
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Stately spires of apricot flowers appear in high summer, held above rosettes of large, dark green leaves. This unusual, apricot-coloured foxglove looks marvellous dotted through the back of a cottage-style scheme, or it can be used to add height and drama to a partially shady woodland. An excellent companion for plants with purple or plum flowers.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care:Lightly press the seed onto the surface of a well-watered seed compost in mid to late spring and keep in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, pot on into individual cells and once they have developed a decent basal rosette of foliage they can be hardened off before planting out. After flowering, cut the spikes back hard, as this may encourage a second, smaller flush. These plants will usually flower in their second year.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Flowering: June-July

  • Approximate quantity: 150 seeds.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten