Illumination® ‘Apricot’

Digitalis Hybrid 'Apricot' PPAF

WOW! Every now and then a new plant comes along that really knocks our socks off, and this one is perfect for our Western climates. Foxglove was crossed with a shrubby Isoplexis, which resulted in a perennial re-blooming apricot-orange garden wonder.

Sunset Zones

4-6 (with protection), 8-9,14-24

USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

Illumination® ‘Apricot’ Features

Plant Dimensions

24-36" H x 18" W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Garden Bed, Mass planting

Plant Type

Deciduous

Growth Rate

Fast

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerance, Reblooming

Feature

Bi-color orange to apricot blooms spring to fall with cool night temperatures

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Illumination® ‘Apricot’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced slow-release each spring and summer

Pruning

Prune after fall bloom

Soil

Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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