About Digitalis Candy Mountain
These lovely upward facing trumpet-like flowers of the perennial Digitalis Candy Mountain are like a clarion call for all butterflies and hummingbirds. The inside of the deep rosy bells are full of deep maroon spots circled in white. I grew Digitalis Candy Mountain in my part shade garden. A friend grew them in full sun for cut flowers. Digitalis Candy Mountain grows taller in the sun but needs more moisture. Most universities will list Digitalis in their list of deer resistant perennials.
Digitalis Candy Mountain
Planting and Growing Digitalis
Make sure your Digitalis “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. With these perennials, you can choose an area of sun, part shade or shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your perennials from their pack and leave the root ball intact. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flush of flowers!