Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’
Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’ is an outstanding and recently bred Foxglove variety.
So this modern breeding has given it strong spires.
Holding dozens of downward facing palest coral-apricot flowers, with each bell flaunting a deep burgundy speckled throat.
‘Apricot Beauty’ was first introduced in 1992 and has never lost popularity since.
Recently bred for enhanced and longer blooming
Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’ begins blooming in spring and goes right into the summer months.
With each flower opening in succession down the spires.
And many side spires continuing to be produced after the central spire.
So as spires finish, trim off the spent stems to encourage all the side flowers spires.
‘Apricot Beauty has been especially bred for enhanced and longer blooming.
Easy & unfussy to grow
Digitalis purpurea ‘Apricot Beauty’ enjoys Full Sun to Shade, in well drained soil.
Though it is most content enjoying 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.
It is thoroughly frost hardy.
‘Apricot Beauty’ is a very reliable self-seeding biennial.
So always leave a stem or two to go to seed. Or cut stems with seed pods and lay them down on the ground as a mulch where you would like next year’s crop of apricot towers.
Spires of 1.5m High soft apricot flowers x evergreen rosette clump of low foliage 60cm Wide.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow Digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost outdoors in spring / or sow indoors at any time for maximum germination.
INDOORS: First sow Digitalis seeds on surface of good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time.
But do not cover with compost as these seeds need light to germinate.
Then thoroughly moisten the mix by standing the sown punnet in a shallow water bath.
And allowing the moisture to percolate to the surface from below.
Now place the punnet in a warm, well-lit place.
You can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential, as these seeds are willing germinators.
And cover the punnet with a plastic lid to retain moisture.
Temperatures of 15-20 degrees C. are ideal for rapid and maximum germination.
Continue to keep moist at all times by misting from a spray water bottle, but do not saturate.
So germination occurs in 14 to 21 days approx.
Then pot on the seedlings to harden off and mature. Before finally planting out in the garden.
SEED COUNT: 150 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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