Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum'

Digiplexis ‘Twilight Plum’

Digiplexis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum'
  • Common name: Digiplexis
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Digiplexis is a hybrid foxglove, crossed between our native foxglove Digitalis purpurea, and the closely related, perennial foxglove native to the Canary Islands, Isoplexis canariensis.

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Taking growing characteristics from both parents, it flowers from late spring until the first frosts. It has a bushy habit and bears several flower spikes, as opposed to the one borne by Digitalis purpurea. Perhaps its best characteristic is that the not-quite trumpet-shaped flowers combine the purple of our common foxglove with the hot oranges of the Isoplexis. While technically an annual, Digiplexis isn’t hardy and is best treated as an annual in our temperate climate.

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Digiplexis ‘Twilight Plum’ forms a low mound of green foliage, from which tall spikes of large, pink/plum flowers with gold-freckled throats, appear from spring to the first frosts. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

How to grow Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum' and wildlife

Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum' poisonous?

Digiplexis 'Twilight Plum' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Birds

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

Toxic to People