Foxlight™ Ruby Glow Foxglove
Digitalis x 'Takforugl' PP #25,640
|Description||Bold spikes of deep ruby-pink flowers with orange centers bolt from soft mounds of foliage. The outward facing blooms create a super show and keep coming all summer. Perfect in garden beds or containers. Essential to cottage and perennial borders. An extraordinary cut flower! An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late spring through summer|
|Mature Size||Foliage reaches 22 to 24 in. tall, 18 to 20 in. wide; to 3 ft. in bloom.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Hosta (Hosta); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica)|
|Care||Provide enriched, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Protect from harsh sun in hot climates. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Feed monthly during growing season. Remove spent flowers to encourage heavier blooming. Caution: Flowers and leaves are toxic if ingested.|
|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 in a drug used to treat heart problems. However, flowers and leaves are toxic if ingested. Not fit for human or animal consumption.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.