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Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' (Illumination Series) (Foxglove 'Illumination Pink')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' (Illumination Series)

Other names

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink', Digitalis 'Tmdgfp001'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Illumination Pink' _ 'Illumination Pink' is a half-hardy, branching, rosette-forming, hairy, semi-evergreen perennial with dfdct, dark purple stems bearing broadly lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, tall, upright spikes of reddish-pink flowers with broad, apricot to pale orange throats.


Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' (Illumination Series) is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

All parts of the plant are highly toxic if eaten.

Flower

Reddish pink, Apricot in Summer; Reddish pink, Apricot in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Cut back to the ground after flowering.

Propagation

'Illumination Pink' does not set seed. Divide carefully in spring.


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Where to grow

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' (Illumination Series) (Foxglove 'Illumination Pink') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade. Mulch in early spring. Protect from frost and cold temperatures. Lives longer than most Digitalis because it does not set seed.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' (Illumination Series)

Other names

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink', Digitalis 'Tmdgfp001'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Illumination Pink' _ 'Illumination Pink' is a half-hardy, branching, rosette-forming, hairy, semi-evergreen perennial with dfdct, dark purple stems bearing broadly lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and, from early summer into autumn, tall, upright spikes of reddish-pink flowers with broad, apricot to pale orange throats.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Toxicity

All parts of the plant are highly toxic if eaten.


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink, Apricot in Summer; Reddish pink, Apricot in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Cut back to the ground after flowering.

Propagation

'Illumination Pink' does not set seed. Divide carefully in spring.


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Digitalis 'Illumination Pink' (Illumination Series) (Foxglove 'Illumination Pink') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade. Mulch in early spring. Protect from frost and cold temperatures. Lives longer than most Digitalis because it does not set seed.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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Foxglove "Illumination Pink"

I purchased 6 of the above plant and the flower buds are turning black and some of the leaves have small round raised circles on them. Can anyone suggest how I can cure this and what it could be. read more

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