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Apricot Beauty Foxglove

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SKU: AM014609
$10.65$9.05
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
Overview
'Apricot Beauty' Foxglove produces gorgeous, pastel apricot-pink blooms with spotted and speckled interiors. Bell-shaped flowers dangle off tall, sturdy spires that form atop foliage-rich plants. Plant this biennial beauty in the back border of any sunny or partially sunny area and it will bloom throughout the summer. (Digitalis)
key features
Botanical Name
Digitalis purpurea Apricot Beauty
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to mid summer

Description

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.