Digitalis obscura Sunset

Sunset Foxglove

2004 Plant Select Winner 18" tall x 12" wide. Spanish Foxglove is the best Foxglove for drier climates and poorer soils. Much better than traditional English types. It blooms in late spring with spikes of reddish-brown and yellow tubular flowers. A 2004 Plant Select winner.
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 18" tall , 12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014534

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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2004 Plant Select Winner 18" tall x 12" wide, (seed propagated). A rugged perennial species native to the mountains of Spain, Digitalis obscura is very different from the woodland Foxgloves commonly offered. The brown and yellow bell-like flowers are strangely attractive; the upright woody stems and lily-like leaves are also ornamental. Plant Digitalis obscura in full or partial sun in lean-to average garden soils (not too much compost) and water deeply but not too frequently. Javelina resistant
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SKU
HC014534
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Sunset Foxglove
Botanical Name
Digitalis obscura Spanish Peaks
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
12" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides
Growing Digitalis (Foxglove)
These Old World perennials bloom from late spring into mid-summer (depending on the variety) and are easy-to-grow. In some areas hummingbirds will visit them for nectar, as will bumblebees. Digitalis are considered poisonous and are not eaten by rabbits and deer. Avoid planting Digitalis where small children and pets can chew on them.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • They grow well in most any type of soil including clay that doesn't sit wet.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials. Evergreen species (such as D. obscura and 'Honey Trumpet') like gravel mulch when planted in a xeriscape.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. The evergreen species are more xeric.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun.
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. But biennial varieties like a richer, more water retentive compost enriched soil.
  • Special comments
  • Some seed-grown species can re-seed vigorously and should be deadheaded.

    Garden Care
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary, but will reduce re-seeding of seed grown varieties.
  • Evergreen varieties (such as D. obscura and 'Honey Trumpet') should not be cut back except to deadhead. Herbaceous species should remain standing over the winter and cut back hard in mid-spring. Biennial varieties should be left undisturbed over the winter because they will bloom the following growing season, then die.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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