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.
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
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Digitalis obscura Sunset
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Late spring to early summer
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Rabbit Resistant
Anywhere In The US
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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