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Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (Common Foxglove)

Common Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot', Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot', Lady's Glove 'Sutton's Apricot'


Noted for its unusual color, Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (Common Foxglove) is a semi-evergreen biennial boasting large, upright spikes of soft apricot-pink, bell-shaped flowers with pale ivory spotted throats. Blooming profusely in early to midsummer, the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds which flock to the seedheads in the fall. The plant forms large rosettes of soft green leaves in the first year, bursting into flower the second spring, then setting seed and usually dying.

  • Grows up to 3-6 ft. tall (90-180 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers a humus-rich soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun. Deer, rabbit tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, this Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, city gardens or naturalized areas. For best visual impact, plant Floxgloves in groups of 3 to 4 plants.
  • Deadhead after flowering unless seed is required
  • Propagate by seed sown in containers/in situ in late spring.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworm, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
  • Plant leaves are highly toxic if eaten

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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