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botanical name:
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Foxglove
synonyms:  Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot', Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Shades', Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Beauty'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Hardy biennial. Tall spikes of large pendulous bell-shaped apricot pink flowers, produced in the second summer. An excellent selection.
There may be some variation in colour due to being seed raised.

Easy and not fussy to grow, but prefers a well drained, humus rich soil and some shade.

Sow seeds outdoors in late spring or summer. May self seed.

Borders, woodland gardens.

other notes:

Almost certainly the same as Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Beauty', which is a name extensively used in the USA.
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