Digitalis thapsi Spanish Peaks®

Spanish Peaks® Foxglove

Spanish Peaks® Foxglove (Digitalis thapsi Spanish Peaks) is a reliable perennial species that blooms in early summer with spikes of large rosy-pink flowers.
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Height18-24" tall
Mature Spread12-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015401

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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Spanish Peaks® Foxglove (Digitalis thapsi Spanish Peaks) is a reliable perennial species that blooms in early summer with spikes of large rosy-pink flowers. Native to Spain, this plant is superior to the biennial English Foxgloves that are commonly grown. A 1999 Plant Select® winner, it's an outstanding choice for western gardens. Image by David Winger for Plant Select. Javelina resistant
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SKUHC015401
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Spanish Peaks® Foxglove
Botanical Name
Digitalis thapsi Spanish Peaks®
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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.
Shipping

No longer available this season.

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