Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'
foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot'
'Sutton's Apricot' is a semi-evergreen biennial (occasionally short-lived perennial), to 1.5m tall, with soft green leaves and large, erect spikes of creamy yellowish-pink bells, each 4cm long
SynonymsDigitalis purpurea 'Primrose'
Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot'
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Digitalis 'Apricot Beauty'
Digitalis apricot hybrids
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Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height1–2 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full shade
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
- Semi evergreen
- Columnar upright
- Potentially harmful
- All parts highly toxic if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
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
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How to grow
Grow in almost any soil except very wet or very dry, although humus-rich soil in part shade is preferred
Propagate by seed sown in containers/in situ in late spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Prairie planting
- Flower borders and beds
Deadhead after flowering unless seed is required
May be affected by leaf spots or powdery mildews
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