DIGITALIS SPICE ISLAND

DIGITALIS SPICE ISLAND

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A charming perennial foxglove, developed by British amateur breeder Heather Wilson, Digitalis Spice Island is robustly evergreen, with a rosette of pointed glossy dark green leaves to keep you entertained throughout the year. Tall spires clothed in tubular peachy yellow flowers with cinammon dusting to the interiors appear over a long season from midsummer onwards. Nicely spicy. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. To 3 feet. 2 litre pot.

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Sterile, which is the secret to its repeat flowering habit. No seedlings all over the place, either, which may or may not be a good thing.

Alternative descriptions of the colouration include copper and nutmeg. However you see it, it's a thing of beauty. Perhaps on the short-lived side but oh so worth it.

Spice Island originated from a cross-pollination made by Heather Wilson in 1995 of the Digitalis lanata × Digitalis grandiflora cultivar John Innes Tetra with an unnamed selection of Digitalis laevigata. The resulting cross was selected in August, 1998 as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the cross-pollination and, after further development, was ultimately registered for patent in 2005. Takes a while, this plant breeding malarky!

Digitalis Spice Island is a hardy tall perennial foxglove with spires of peachy yellow flowers throughout summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.


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