Digitalis Purpurea Candy Mountain - Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'
Mature Height: 3 to 4 ft.
Mature Spread: 1 to 2 ft.

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Foxglove is one of the most unique flowers you will find and a great way to level-up your gardening game. Candy Mountain is unique among digitalis for its upward-facing flowers as opposed to downward facing ones, we thought this unique attribute made it worth giving a try since it allows passers by to see not only the large bell shaped flowers, but also the attractive speckled throats of the rose pink blossoms. 

Foxglove is best planted in fertile soil along the edge of a wooded area, fence row, hardscape or border where its vertical appearance can draw the eye and break up hard lines. It is a great plant for cut flowers and works well in a patio container with another low growing perennial.

In case you ever find yourself in garden trivia: the name 'digitalis' is derived from the German name 'fingerhut', which means 'finger house' or 'thimble'. It is also used to make the drug Digitalis that can regulate an irregular heartbeat. 

Bloom Color:Light pink buds emerge with purple shades and speckled throats
Bloom Period:Early to mid-summer
Genus & Species:Digitalis purpurea 'Candy Mountain'
Mature Height:3 to 4 ft.
Mature Spread:1 to 2 ft.
Plant Spacing:1.5 to 2 ft.
Planting Depth:At crown level (base of the plant)
Planting Time:Spring or early summer planting
Soil Type:Prefers soil with high organic matter and good drainage
Sun Exposure:Full to part shade
Zone:4 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Digitalis Purpurea Candy Mountain - Foxglove

Foxglove appreciates soil that rich in organic matter and slightly acidic. It can tolerate full sun, but we recommend part sun especially in hotter climates. Consistent moisture is key for the best flowering and growth. Digitalis grows very quickly and is biennial, so you'll get a year of flowers out of a foxglove plant before it has lived its full life. For those looking to extend the useful life of this beautiful plant, we recommend letting it self-seed and reusing the plantlets, which will bloom in their second year of life.

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Susan Stabio
Lovely plants

Plants arrived well packaged. They are planted and doing well.