Towers of tangerine to gold and rose florets that last the distance. It is more compact than ‘Berry Canary’.
Impressive, upright stems of enduring blooms. Unlike most Foxgloves which come and go within six weeks, Illumination Foxgloves can flower for up to an incredible six months. What is more, they are multi branched so there is good bulk. The iridescent flowers carry on over two seasons, and the plant will last for many years.
Digiplexis look best grouped toward the middle or back of a bed, where their tall towers of blossoms add beautiful colour and vertical interest. In the Dandenongs they remain evergreen and low growing foliage rosettes are rather handsome. And they flowered from November to April.
Foxglove ‘Illumination Firecracker’ is an innovative cross between common Digitalis purpurea, and a rare plant from the Canary Islands, Isoplexis canariensis, the cross has become known as Digiplexis. The resulting plant is strong growing with excellent resistance to rust and fungal spotting and boast plenty of blooms. They are semi evergreen, rather than biennial and the crown will last for many years.
Plant into well drained soil and keep moist in active growth. Remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
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Digitalis purpurea x Isoplexis canariensis
Late spring to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade