Candy Mountain Foxglove

Candy Mountain Foxglove

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Flowers all around the stem, for 360-degree beauty
SKU 31545
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Key Characteristics

4 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Candy Mountain Foxglove

At last, a foxglove that shows its face. These large rosy-pink to mauve bells are upturned, revealing their freckled interiors even from a distance. Very showy, they create a unique new look for digitalis.

The blooms crowd tightly along thick, very strong 20-inch stems. Opening from the bottom up, the older blooms turn a rich shade of mauve, while the newer ones sport more rosy hues. All are merrily freckled and held wide open, revealing their interiors as no foxglove has ever done.

The blooms are most abundant in early summer, but continue intermittently all season in most climates. Attractive to hummingbirds and, because the plant is poisonous, unpalatable to deer and rabbits, Digitalis is one of the joys of the border. Actually a biennial, it flowers heavily for several seasons.

'Candy Mountain' Foxglove reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide, with exceptionally strong stems that make staking unnecessary. The ideal cut flower, it is also irresistible in the border, meadow and woodland plantings, and even in large containers. This distinctive new cultivar performs best in full sun in the North, partial shade farther south. It appreciates organically enriched, well-drained soil, but needs little care to flourish. An absolute "must-grow" for digitalis lovers everywhere, 'Candy Mountain' is a delight.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Digitalis
Species purpurea
Variety 'Candy Mountain'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 4
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Pink, Purple, Rose
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
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