Foxglove Candy Mountain

 
Pink Foxglove Candy Mountain, Digitalis purpurea, Foxglove View Larger Image

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

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU 2DIG

Plant Information

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 and blooms every year. The Foxy Hybrids take their places in the foxglove line-up, bringing all the colors back with the biennial issue solved.

SKU 2DIG
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
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 Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsFoxglove Candy Mountain
 
3.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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57%

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4.0

1st year for Candy Mountain

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from Manistee, MI

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Healthy

Cons

  • No Cons At This Time

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Nice For Somewhat Shady A

Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Candy Mountain:

I'm still hoping the plant will bloom. It is its first year and is quite healthy looking and sturdy. My other older foxgloves are all doing well and I believe this one will, too, as soon as it gets its flowering in motion. : )

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1.0

rolled over and died

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from maui

About Me Professional Landscaper

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      • Compost

      Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Candy Mountain:

      wound up in the compost. turned crispy. died when I failed to water it 1 day after it had been in the ground for several weeks. it never grew any larger than the small pot it arrived in if you would like to send me another.

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      5.0

      Great starters!

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      from Mercer County, IL

      Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Candy Mountain:

      Intricate packaging upon arrival. Very professional. Plants are doing great with the help of the hose.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      very good product with blooming

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      from pembroke, ma

      About Me Avid Gardener

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Perfect Good Stock

      Cons

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        • Doing Very Well
        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Candy Mountain:

        Arrived perfectly Used in my perennial garden and love the\
        color

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        1.0

        Didn't Bloom This Year, Contrary to Description.

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        from Washington, DC

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            Comments about American Meadows Foxglove Candy Mountain:

            The plants arrived in good shape. American Meadows always packages things very well, I find. I plant them the same day. I bought these to add some height to the back of the garden since the description said they will flower this year.

            Not only did the plant not flower, it actually died after just a month in the ground.Very disappointing.

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            4.0

            Stunning - Not your average Foxglove

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            from Rural CT

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Biennial

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows 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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              3.0

              Smaller than i thought

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              from sE Alaska

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't grow well in rain

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                  Comments about American Meadows 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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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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