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Digitalis obscura


Digitalis obscura is a unique foxglove with red and orange flowers.

A beautiful and unique foxglove species, Digitalis obscura has tubular flowers that are red on the outside and orange on the inside on stems to about two feet tall. It is a drought tolerant, perennial species best grown in hot, sunny spots with free-draining soils and may form a woody base. The evergreen leaves are long, narrow, leathery, and slightly shiny.

Common Name: Sunset Foxglove

Family: Plantaginaceae (The Plantain Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: From lowlands into mountains of southern Spain and north Africa.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

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