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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'


Half-hardy Perennial

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  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October, November
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

    • SAVE £7  
    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £14.99 £7.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • SAVE £7  
    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £19.99 £12.99
Pot up digitalis plants and grow them on in frost free conditions for transplanting outdoors later on. When plants are well-grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before planting them in borders and containers in sun or partial shade. If plants are received in the autumn, pot them up and grow them on in cool, bright, frost-free conditions over winter. Although foxgloves prefer a fertile, moist soil, they will happily tolerate almost any soil except those that are excessively dry or waterlogged.
Water foxglove plants regularly until fully established. In autumn, cut back faded foxglove flower stems to encourage plenty of new side shoots. During the winter months, move containers of Foxglove 'Illumination Pink' to a position with a minimum temperature of 0°C (32°F), and water sparingly. Lift border-grown plants and pot them up for over-wintering. Caution: All parts of digitalis plants are toxic if eaten and contact with the foliage may irritate the skin and eyes.

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  1. Beautiful!

    By Zoe Procommenos 02-08-2015

    I potted these up as soon as I received them last Autumn. This summer they have been absolutely stunning. I have cut off the flowers after they have died and am now waiting to see if side shoots appear.


    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you are happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. Evergreen? Ever brown!

    By Juliet Foster 11-06-2015

    I thought this would be a more than lovely addition the garden - a perennial foxglove that will remai evergreen and be back every year. When it arrived it was wilting and I thought poor thing had a hard journey, let it get some rest and light and water. Every day since then, it had become more and more lifeless. Twenty days after des[atch from Thompson and Morgan it is mor ebrown than green and does not look likely to make it through one year never mind returning year on year! I will be seding a letter of complaint after this via email although my last two emails concerning more than two other purchases have yet to be answered. Maybe I'll get a response in time for the non-arrival of next spring's perennially flowering foxglove!


    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase, and that you have not had a response to your emails. I have managed to locate your emails and have replied accordingly for you.

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