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Berry Canary Foxglove

Digiplexis 'Berry Canary'

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Berry Canary Foxglove (Digiplexis 'Berry Canary') at Homestead Gardens

Berry Canary Foxglove flowers

Berry Canary Foxglove flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Description:

This amazing, sterile hybrid is bushy, fast growing, and produces large hot pink blossoms on upright, strong stems; attractive green lance-shaped leaves; a biennial that's happiest in part shade with adequate moisture

Ornamental Features

Berry Canary Foxglove features bold spikes of hot pink tubular flowers with buttery yellow throats and burgundy spots rising above the foliage from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The brick red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Berry Canary Foxglove is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Berry Canary Foxglove is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Berry Canary Foxglove will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 20 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

Berry Canary Foxglove is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Plant Form  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features