2' tall x 2' wide. Digitalis 'Honey Trumpet' has proven itself to be a very impressive perennial with tall spikes of large, nodding, bell-shaped flowers the color of amber and honey. Handsome, shiny green leaves radiate out from multiple, low-growing rosettes that generate new flower spikes all summer long. Honey Trumpet Foxglove grows best in a compost-enriched garden loam with good drainage and full to partial sunlight. A great plant for attracting bumblebees and other pollinators. A Xera Plants nursery, Portland, OR introduction. Javelina resistant
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Honey Trumpet Foxglove
Digitalis Honey Trumpet
6, 7, 8, 9
Late spring to mid summer
Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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.
Some seed-grown species can re-seed vigorously and should be deadheaded.
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.
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