Sunset Foxglove

7 Jun

Sunset Foxglove (Digitalis obscura), evergreen subshrub, a perennial Foxglove with reddish-brown flowers marked with orange, 18 inches tall and wide, willowy evergreen leaves, blooms summer/fall, drought tolerant, sun.

A rugged perennial species native to the mountains of Spain, Digitalis obscura is very different from the woodland Foxgloves commonly offered. The brown and yellow bell-like flowers are strangely attractive; the upright woody stems and lily-like leaves are also ornamental. Plant Digitalis obscura in full or partial sun in lean to average garden soils (not too much compost) and water deeply but not too frequently. Zones 5-9.

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