Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||dig-ee-TAH-liss pur-PUR-ee-uh|
|Lore||First-century Greek surgeon Dioscorides is said to have carried foxgloves with him when he traveled with Nero's army. It was often grown in cottage gardens in the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, herbalists recommended using the flowers to make a salve for skin afflictions. Today foxgloves are a source of digitalin, used ini a drug used to treat heart problems. However, flowers and leaves are toxic if ingested. Not fit for human or animal consumption.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 1 ft. tall and wide. Blooms reach to 4 to 5 ft. tall|
|Bloom Time||Apricot flowers in summer.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune old flower heads to encourage more blossoms.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9