Digitalis Sugar Plum

Digitalis Sugar Plum

About Digitalis Sugar Plum

The rich lavender flowers of Digitalis Sugar Plum, with their intense purple throats, are crowded around the tall stems for all to see. There is no excuse for not having an array of foxglove in the garden and Sugar Plum is definitely one deserving front and center. Although new in the world of foxglove they still retain the dramatic and old-fashioned qualities needed for the cottage garden. Their intense coloring calls out to any hummingbird in the area.

Digitalis Sugar Plum

Zone: 4-9
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Mid Summer
Height: 30-40”
Features: Deer Resistant, Attracts hummingbirds, Cut Flower, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Butterfly 

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. Choose an area in the 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 plant from its 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!

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