Apricot Beauty makes a wonderfully elegant statement and only grow to a maximum of 4 ft. This foxglove is biennial, it grows foliage the first year and blooms the second year. By letting seeds form, new Apricot Beauty Foxgloves will self-sow and produce future generations. These new plants can be moved in their first year when they are still small. Please note that Apricot Beauty will be shipped to you in its second year of growth, so you will have blooms.
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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Apricot Beauty Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea Apricot Beauty
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to mid summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Biennial. Blooms second year.
Northeast, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|