SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR THIS SEASON. Digitalis Goldcrest is a cross between two perennial species of foxglove and, being sterile, has a long flowering season, so you can enjoy the peachy yellow tubular flowers speckled and flushed with rusty red tones from mid to late summer. And it’s evergreen. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. 18 in. 2 litre pot.
The two perennial species of foxglove that were crossed to produce Digitalis Goldcrest are in fact Digitalis Grandiflora and Digitalis Obscura. The colour palette of the flowers owes something to the latter and their size owes something to the former. It’s a win win situation. The breeder responsible for this lovely introduction is David Tristram of Walberton Nursery in West Sussex , the man who has brought us a fair few worthwhile garden plants. To know more about them and the breeder, have a look at his website here.
Digitalis Goldcrest may be found under the name Waldigone, but this is generally for the purposes of registration and patenting. It is a sterile hybrid so enjoys a particularly long flowering season over a period of months rather than weeks. It branches well so you should enjoy multiple flowering stems. Goldcrest, like other foxgloves, will grow happily in a sunny position but will be equally content given a bit of shade, so there is a bit of flexibility when it comes to planting position.
Digitalis Goldcrest is a hardy evergreen perennial foxglove with spires of tubular peachy yellow spotted flowers all summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.
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