READY LATER IN THE SEASON. Closely related to digitalis (see below), the Canary Island Foxglove, as it is known, is in fact an evergreen shrub with dark green lance-shaped and almost leathery leaves in whorls around the branching stems. From early summer onwards it has tall flowering spikes clothed with remarkable tubular flowers best described as golden apricot in colour. Rare and beautiful, it needs to be kept frost free. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. To 5 ft. 2 litre pot.
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Now this is the plant that was crossed with Digitalis to produce the recently introduced Illumination series of foxgloves. They said it couldn't be done, but it was. Nice to have this original, though. Bet few of your friends will recognise it.
Isoplexis Canariensis is a tender evergreen shrub with leathery leaves and spikes of tubular golden apricot flowers in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.