Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

foxglove

Eventual height & spread

Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'

foxglove

  • 9cm pot
  • £6.39 £7.99
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  • 6 × 9cm pots
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  • approx 150 seeds
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  • Position: Partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average to fast
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


Tubular, apricot-pink flowers that are attractively spotted inside their throat with brownish-maroon, form along one side of the impressive spike in early summer. Over a period of several months, they open from the base upwards above the slightly hairy foliage.


  • Garden care:
    Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After the first flowerspikes have finished flowering, cut them back to encourage sideshoots to develop, which can go on to provide a second flush of flower. Then, when the last of these have died off, cut them all down to the ground. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the plant in early spring.

    These plants are mainly biennial, although they will often self-seed freely.


  • Sowing instructions:
    Lightly press the seed onto the surface of a well-watered seed compost in mid to late spring and keep in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, pot on into individual cells and once they have developed a decent basal rosette of foliage they can be hardened off before planting out. They will usually start to flower in their second year.


  • Sow: March to May
    • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten

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