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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
  • 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
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • 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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  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.

  3. replacement plants.

    By geoffrey j taylor 15-06-2013

    thank you very much for replacement new plants.[ for others to be delivered 2014]. they are excellent plants. and lovely new varieties. be interesting to see them develop.

  4. Illumination Pink

    By Derek Cooper 25-08-2012

    I am amazed by the repeat flowering qualities of these plants.I ordered and received two separate lots arriving about two months apart.The first lot are still going strong and the second lot are just coming into flower.Truly prizewinning!

  5. T & M Special

    By Peter Humphrey 21-08-2012

    I took advantage of T & M's offer twice before they won the award and I must say they certainly deserved it. Not only were these fast growing , they also produced really impressive flower spikes of very pretty flowers. The other bonus is the fact the flowers face upward so I can see the flowers without kneeling down, time is taking it's toll on me!. I have cut back the old spikes and they have rewarded me with further blooms.

  6. illumination pink in bloom

    By virginia james 21-07-2012

    I purchased three "illumination pink" digitalis a few months ago, not expecting them to bloom till next year. Each one has put on an incredible spurt of growth and all are now in full bloom. My expectations have been surpassed. A big thank you to the team for this new and very welcome addition to my garden.

  7. Foxgloves

    By Yvonne Eldridge 31-05-2012

    So excited that you won the award with a flower we all know and many love, looking forward to having them growing in my garden next year. Congratulations to you all on your hard work and on the award so pleased for you.

  8. These were a bargain

    By Peter Humphrey 27-04-2012

    I took advantage of T & M's offer a week or so ago. The plants arrived in jumbo plug form. I have to say i was amazed at the size of the plants. Nonetheless I have potted them up and have them in the cold frame for a couple of weeks. I am looking forward to seeing these in bloom. Well worth the money!! Thank you T & M

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