Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’
Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’ is an outstanding recent Foxglove variety.
As it has strong spires, holding dozens of downward facing palest coral-apricot flowers, with each bell flaunting a throat speckled with deep burgundy.
‘Apricot Beauty’ was introduced in 1992.
Flowering begins in spring and goes right into the summer months, with each flower opening in succession down the spires.
Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’ enjoys Full Sun to Shade in well drained soil.
It thoroughly enjoys the dappled Light and Shade underneath trees and shrubs.
You can also prolong blooming over the warmer months, by mulching the area well, and giving a occasional deep watering.
‘Apricot Beauty’ is a very reliable self-seeding biennial.
Spires of 1.5m H x evergreen rosette clump of low foliage 60cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow Digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost outdoors in spring / or sow indoors at any time.
Do not cover with compost as seed requires light to germinate.
Place in a warm, well-lit place, or on a heat-mat and cover with a clear plastic lid.
Temperatures of 15-20°C are optimum for rapid germination.
Keep moist, but do not saturate.
Seeds germinate in 14 to 30 days approx.
Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden.