Digitalis ‘Goldcrest'

Digitalis ‘Goldcrest’

Foxglove

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 not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Digitalis 'Goldcrest'
  • Common name: Foxglove
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Digitalis ‘Goldcrest’ is a hybrid between Digitalis obscura and Digitalis grandiflora. It has large, trumpet-shaped blooms in warm yellow and pink, with dark speckling in the throats. Sterile, it doesn’t bear seeds and therefore flowers continuously throughout summer. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border or as part of a container display.

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Grow Digitalis ‘Goldcrest’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Deadhead spent blooms and feed fortnightly with a potash-rich fertiliser.

How to grow Digitalis 'Goldcrest'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / 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 not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Digitalis 'Goldcrest' and wildlife

Digitalis 'Goldcrest' 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 Digitalis 'Goldcrest' poisonous?

Digitalis 'Goldcrest' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Birds

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

Toxic to People