Digitalis Illumination Cherry Brandy
Digitalis Illumination Cherry Brandy

Digitalis Illumination 'Cherry Brandy'

Magnificent, boldly coloured flower spires.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
  • A magnificent foxglove with striking purple flowers with orange throats from June until October.
  • Irresistible to bees, butterflies, and a whole host of other beneficial insects.
  • Easy to grow, and happy in borders or pots in sunny or partially shady areas.
  • Plants have a naturally branching habit, producing several spires of stunning flowers.
  • Supplied as 3 x jumbo plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out, reaching a height of 1m (3ft) and spread of 50cm (1½ft).
3 x Jumbo Plug - Item: 480860
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Product Description

Foxglove ‘Illumination’ is a range of hybrid digitalis. These stunning perennials, producing multiple spikes of tubular blooms that will take your breath away. The striking vivid coloured tubular flowers are lightly speckled and shimmer in the sunshine giving real impact to any garden. Produced in abundance from early June to October, they’re magnets to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

‘Illumination Cherry Brandy’ produces the most amazingly vibrant purple flowers with contrasting orange throats, a striking colour combination! Thriving in sun or dappled shed, it’s happy in borders and looks magnificent growing in pots too.

Relatively compact compared to other foxgloves, ‘Illumination’ is sterile which means that they will put all of their energy into making more blooms instead of producing seed. Also, they have a naturally branching habit, which results in lots of flower spikes, makes these one of the showier varieties.

Supplied as 3 x jumbo plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out, reaching a height of 1m (3ft) and spread of 50cm (1½ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 480860 supplied as:

Supplied as 3 x jumbo plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out, reaching a height of 1m (3ft) and spread of 50cm (1½ft).

Plant Information

Top Tips

Cut faded flower stems down to the base to encourage more.

Care Guide

Planting Advice:

  • On receipt, unpack plugs immediately and stand them in water for an hour.
  • If you can’t do this, they can sit in their mini greenhouse for a week if upright and not too wet.
  • Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover.
  • Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
  • Pot up plugs and grow them on in warm, frost free conditions until all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, plant them where they are to flower when all risk of frost has passed - plants are best grown in light shade in fertile soil.
  • When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost.
  • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water.
  • Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow.

Aftercare Advice:

  • After flowering, cut back the main spikes to encourage a second flowering. Cut back to the ground completely after flowering to promote healthy, vigorous growth.
  • Although hardy, protect from frost with a thick layer of mulch.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
100cm
50cm
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Digitalis Illumination 'Cherry Brandy'
Digitalis Illumination 'Cherry Brandy'
3 x Jumbo Plug
Item: 480860
RRP £14.99
Deal Price £12.99
Save: £2.00 - 13%