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Foxglove 'Sunset®'
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Foxglove 'Sunset®'

Digitalis obscura
Not everyone can have a garden with moderate temperatures and an agreeable amount of rain, in other words, the classic English garden. If you contend with dry or hot gardens, this foxglove is for you. An award-winning variety, it is a compact, long-lived perennial thriving in well-drained sun-baked soils. Radiant at the garden's edge and in rock gardens, it also is an unusual bouquet flower. Provide good drainage for best overwintering success.
SKU #S1745
Caution: Poisonous. The purchaser assumes all liability related to the use of this product.
$4.00
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
135
Lifecycle
Perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
5,
6,
7,
8,
9
Mature Size
1.5-2' h x 1-1.5' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Spring to summer
Color
Rusty orange and yellow shades
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Notable
Plant Select Award Winner
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow and press in lightly; requires light to germinate.
Sprout Time:
7-30 days
Starting Indoors:
10-12 weeks before last frost, surface sow in germinating mix; covering flat with humidity dome to retain moisture while seeds germinate. Keep at 60-65°F.
Starting Outdoors:
After last spring frost until early summer surface sow in a location with full sun. Part shade is best in hot summer locales. Will bloom the following year.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
At last frost date.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Sunset foxglove has amber to burnt orange bells that punctuate the summer garden with their spires of bloom over shrubby, willowy foliage. This award-winning variety is a compact, long-lived perennial that thrives in well-drained sun-baked soils. Radiant at the garden's edge and in rock gardens, it also is an unusual bouquet flower. Provide fast-draining soils for best overwintering. Poisonous if eaten. Use gloves and caution when handling.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Drought tolerant when established. About 1" or less of water a week.
Soil pH:
Acidic to mildly alkaline.
Fertilizer:
Mix about 2" of compost into the soil at time of planting, and top-dress every spring with about 1"; mix in.
Diseases & Pests:
Generally problem free, but watch for bacterial and fungal leaf spots in wet weather and treat with organic fungicides.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when about half of the florets are open.