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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
description:
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.


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

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

usage:
Borders, woodland gardens.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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

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