Digitalis 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’

Foxglove

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Digitalis 'Illumination Pink'
  • Common name: Foxglove
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Biennial
Flower colour:

Orange

Peach

Foliage colour:

Green

Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’ is an exciting new hybrid of our native species, Digitalis purpurea, with the Canary Island foxglove, Isoplexis, which gives its blooms a fantastic tropical colouration. Unlike Digitalis purpurea it’s truly perennial and semi-evergreen. What’s more, as it’s completely sterile, Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’ won’t set seed but will continue flowering for months on end. Orange-pink flowers are borne on sturdy stems, making this an ideal choice for the mixed border or vase.

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Grow Digitalis ‘Illumination Pink’ 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 'Illumination Pink'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / 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 not 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 Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' and wildlife

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' poisonous?

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Digitalis 'Illumination Pink'