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Foxglove ‘Suttons Apricot’
(Digitalis)

£10.00

£10.00
Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
100cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Hardy Biennial

This semi-evergreen, short-lived Foxglove produces hugely impactful tall stems which bear masses of apricot trumpet-shaped flowers with speckled throats. Foxgloves are one of our most popular cottage garden perennials for the backs of borders and look fantastic when planted on mass where they can be adored by wildlife in decline.

 

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Description

Digitalis Foxglove 'Suttons Apricot' reigns supreme in our curated selection, chosen with precision and passion by our horticultural experts. This regal perennial, adorned with huge blooms, boasts not only captivating beauty but also prestigious accolades, including the RHS Plants for Pollinators award. These honour recognises its exceptional performance, making it a standout choice for many outdoor spaces which you would like to support your wildlife in decline. Our experts were drawn to 'Suttons Apricot' for its unrivalled visual impact, with tall spikes graced by majestic blooms from late Spring to early Summer. Its adaptability to diverse soil types and light conditions ensures accessibility for all gardeners, while its average height of 60-90 cm makes it a versatile and impactful addition to borders or mixed plantings. Beyond its aesthetic statement, the ecological significance of 'Suttons Apricot' cannot be overstated. Its role in attracting pollinators contributes to the flourishing biodiversity of your garden. As a family-run nursery, we value not just the visual appeal but also the positive impact that each plant can bring to the overall health and vibrancy of your garden.

Planting Conditions

To successfully plant Digitalis 'Suttons Apricot' choose well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Opt for a location with partial to full sun exposure, ensuring the plants receive 4-6 hours of sunlight daily. Space them 12-18 inches apart to allow proper air circulation. Mulch the area to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Plant in early Spring or Autumn for optimal establishment. This foxglove variety is known for its striking apricot blooms, and these planting conditions will contribute to its healthy growth and vibrant flowering in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

For Digitalis 'Suttons Apricot' maintaining optimal moisture levels is crucial. Regular watering, especially during dry spells, ensures the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Focus on the base of the plant to avoid foliage moisture, preventing potential diseases. While this foxglove variety appreciates fertile soil, feeding requirements are generally modest. A balanced, slow-release fertiliser applied in early Spring can provide sufficient nutrients for healthy growth and blooming. However, avoid excessive fertilisation, as it may lead to leggy growth. Overall, Digitalis 'Suttons Apricot' benefits from a balanced approach to watering and modest feeding, contributing to its robust and prolific display of apricot spires in your garden.

General Care

Ensuring the thriving health of Digitalis 'Suttons Apricot' involves attentive general care. Regular monitoring for pests, particularly aphids and slugs, is essential, as they can impact foxgloves. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering and if you would prefer to prevent self-seeding. Pruning may be necessary after the blooming season to enhance overall plant vigour and shape. Keep an eye for signs of diseases like powdery mildew and address promptly if detected. Adequate spacing promotes air circulation and helps prevent potential fungal issues. This foxglove variety generally requires minimal care beyond these considerations. Enjoying its unusual apricot spires in your garden is easily achieved with a balanced approach to pest control, deadheading, and occasional pruning to maintain a healthy and vibrant display.