'Illumination Flame' Foxglove - Super Star



 'Illumination Flame Foxglove - Digitalis (Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame')


This half hardy perennial (USDA zone 8- 10) is taking the hort. world by storm. 

Charles Valin crossed the common garden foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, with its Canary Island perennial cousin, Isoplexis canariensis to create this stunning, 2'-3' tall beauty. Digiplexis is its name.

It blooms continuously from Spring thru Fall and, even though sterile, attracts butterflies and bees. Magnificent, huge, non-stop, 3' tall bloom spikes hold large, rich pink and orange blooms with spotted golden throats. A great cut flower too.

Easy to grow, give it good loamy soil with compost added to see what it really can do! And it’s adaptable to full sun thru bright shade. A dark foliaged companion would be lovely next to it. 

With its endless blooming, it also makes a terrific choice for a large pot.

'Illumination Flame' Foxglove - 






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  1. This flower is so beautiful, and I love how the pink hues blend with the green. I'm certainly going to have to consider the Digiplexis as part of my spring garden.

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    1. Me too! I am going to make sure to ask them to put it to the side for me...

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