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Foxglove Candy Mountain

Candy Mountain is a biennial but with a spectacular new color--gone is the dull purple. These will bloom this year. (Digitalis purpurea)

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Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 36-48" tall, 18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Common Name Foxglove
Botanical Name Digitalis purpurea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Candy Mountain ushers in a whole new color for foxgloves, and these plants grow only to a maximum of 4 ft.

The Foxglove Story The very important Wild Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea is a native of the UK, naturalized in the US, and famous for being used for Digitalis, the life-saving heart medicine. However, Wild Foxglove is a biennial which often makes it undependable in perennial plantings. But since the twenties, there have been beautiful perennial foxgloves too, a little shorter, but just as beautiful as the towering purpureas.

The great breakthrough came when a cross was accomplished in Merton, England in 1928 between the famous biennial wildflower and the perennial species, Digitalis grandiflora. The perennial foxglove has ever since been called Digitalis mertonensis, named after the town. However, Mertonensis gives us only one color.

Now, the Foxy Hybrids take their places in the foxglove line-up, bringing all the colors back with the biennial issue solved.

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Stunning - Not your average Foxglove


from Rural CT

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  • Deer WON'T touch it
  • Gorgeous color
  • Seen from distance
  • Spiking not needed
  • Tall


  • Biennial

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    Comments about Foxglove Candy Mountain:

    I have gotten so many compliments on this plant! It definitaly stands apart from the usual garden staples and is striking. The height and color really have a great impact on my property other than visually - my house is in the woods and I have many 'visitors.' This is one plant that I can plant outside of my fenced-in yard & gardens that the deer will not touch. I'm buying more to plant in strategic places - for height and color - and to act as an unappetizing flag to help keep the deer from grazing at other things on my property! I really hope the ones I have reseed successfully on their own. I just wish they weren't biennial.

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    Smaller than i thought


    from sE Alaska

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      • Didn't grow well in rain

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        Comments about Foxglove Candy Mountain:

        This took all Summer to finally flower, but we had so much rain that it didn't do well. I was hoping to get it to cross with our wild ones and get a hardy, beautiful color, but maybe in a better Summer it would work.

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        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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