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botanical name:
Isoplexis canariensis
Isoplexis canariensis © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Canary Island Foxglove
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
Bushy evergreen subshrub, erect habit when young, spreading with age. Lance-shaped to narrowly ovate, somewhat leathery, toothed, deep green leaves, which are softly hairy underneath. Dense spikes of tubular, lipped, yellow-orange or brownish-orange flowers, mostly in summer. The upper lips have two lobes.

Frost tender. Moist, well drained, fertile loamy soil in a sheltered, shady position. Needs protection from cold temperatures and in cold locations is best grown in a conservatory or greenhouse.

From seed

other notes:
Native to Tenerife.
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