Sunset foxglove

Digitalis obscura

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Bluestone Perennials
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Sunset foxglove (Digitalis obscura)
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Genus:  Digitalis

This foxglove has long-lasting flowers in seductive shades of burnt umber. Its glossy, linear leaves are evergreen in mild climates, but turn brown in colder climates.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Long-lasting blossoms in colors of the sunset.

Care: 

D. obscura  does well in both full sun with dry conditions and also in moister, shadier sites. Avoid very wet or very dry soil.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in situ or in a cold frame in spring; take cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Fairly trouble-free, but watch out for southern blight, anthracnose, and fungal leaf spots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Hazelnut,
Salmon
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Digitalis obscura