We’re smitten with this new perennial. Foxlight Plum Gold foxglove has an almost fairy-tale sound to its name, with looks to match. A low mound of foliage gives way to flower-laden spikes in late spring into late summer. The blooms are deep pink with throats accentuated with purple and gold specks.
Botanical name: Digitalis xhybrida Foxlight Plum Gold (‘Takfoplgo’)
Common name: Plum Gold foxglove
Flowers: Pink, with darker pink throats speckled with purple and gold
Bloom time: Late spring into late summer
Height: 21–23 inches
Spread: 18–20 inches
Habit: Mounding foliage, with upright flower stalks/spikes
Sun requirements: Full sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7–9
Foxlight Plum Gold foxglove is deer and rabbit resistant, almost reason enough to add this to your perennial gardens. It prefers sun to part sun in a site that remains moist. Do not let this plant dry out. Attracts bees and hummingbirds. Works well in a traditional setting as well as in containers.
Photo courtesy of Darwin Perennials.