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Herbaceous Perennial

Digitalis × valinii 'Berry Canary'
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foxglove 'Berry Canary'

'Berry Canary' is a compact, upright herbaceous perennial producing a basal cluster of dark, virtually evergreen leaves. The branched flower spikes, to 60cm, are produced all summer and carry outward-facing, bell-shaped flowers that are pink outside and pink-spotted cream inside

Synonyms
Digitalis 'Illumination Berry Canary'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Cream Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Potentially harmful
Highly toxic by ingestion. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Digitalis can be biennials or usually short-lived perennials forming a rosette of simple leaves with bell-shaped flowers in slender, erect, usually one-sided racemes

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Will grow in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry; ideal site is humus-rich soil in partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back the main flower spike as it fades to encourage the growth of flowering side shoots

Pests

Can get aphids and leaf and bud eelworm

Diseases

May be affected by leaf spots and powdery mildews

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