Digitalis obscura ‘Sunset’
SUNSET PERENNIAL FOXGLOVE
Digitalis obscura ‘Sunset is a perennial Foxglove originating from Spain, with spires of fine trumpets in enchanting rusty-amber & sunset shadings.
Enchanting colours of the sunset
So this lovely little perennial is one of the loveliest of all the Foxglove family, and so unusual in it’s colouring, as well as blooming for longer than most Foxgloves.
It blooms from late spring to mid-summer with striking bell-shaped blooms in all the colours of the sunset.
And it is just the right size for any garden, being refined and small enough to fit into even a small space.
Robustly hardy in heat & frost
Digitalis obscura copes with dry and heat better than normal Foxgloves, as befits a heat loving native of Spain.
Similarly it is robustly frost hardy.
So it prefers well-drained soils, and does well in both Full Sun with dry conditions, and also in moister, shadier sites.
60cm H x 30cm W.
SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow at any time of year in punnets indoors / or scatter in garden late winter-early spring.
Sow seed in punnets, on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now press the seeds gently to ensure good contact with the surface of the seed raising mix.
However do not cover the seeds with mix, as light is needed for germination.
Now keep the sown punnet moist, but not wet.
And place in a warm, well-lit position (but not in direct sun).
Temperatures of 15-20°C approx. are best for optimum and rapid germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-30 days.
SEED COUNT: 150 seeds per pack approx.
(We aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
GROWING: Digitalis obscura
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodlands, Dappled Light, Full Sun.
– Soil: Rich, Well Drained.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial
– Bees & Birds: Attracts and feeds nectar seeking birds, butterflies and bees.
– Beware: All parts of any foxglove are toxic to humans and other mammals.
– Care: Deadhead central flower spikes after three-fourths of it has faded to encourage more flowers.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Toxic if eaten; We can only hope the deer and rabbits would have a big feed – but they are too smart.
– Origin: Europe & North America.