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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

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
  • World Exclusive
  • 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
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

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    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • £9.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted plant

    • SAVE £9.99  
    • Despatch: By end of May 2014
    • £29.97 £19.98
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 harmful if eaten and contact with the foliage may irritate the skin and eyes.

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Reviews
  1. Top Plant!

    By Wendy Stanbury 14-09-2013

    I put the 3 plants into one pot and I got a cracking display. The plants shot up copious amounts of stems covered in lovely peach with pink edged foxglove flowers. I can see why this plant was a winner of the Chelsea Flower show, really beautiful flowers and lots of them! They have flowered all summer long. The bees loved them too! Top plant!

  2. illumination pink foxgloves

    By michael osborne 13-08-2013

    a beautiful display of flowers which are never ending,an exceptional variety of foxglove.

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