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Foxgloves: Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Faerie Queen'

Botanical name: Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Faerie Queen'

Common name: Foxglove

also known as (bloody bells, bloody finger, cow flop, dead man's bells, dog's lugs, dragon's mouth, fairy bells, fairy fingers, fairy gloves, fairy thimbles, fairy's cap, fairy's petticoat, fairy's thimble, finger flower, flap dock, folk's gloves, fox finger, gloves of Mary, lady's fingers, lady's gloves, lady's thimble, lion's mouth, lusmore, lustmore, pop dock, thimble finger, thimble flower, throat root, witches' bells, witches' fingers, witches' gloves, witches' thimbles)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Foxgloves: Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Faerie Queen'
Foxgloves: Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Faerie Queen'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 4a thru 8b

deer resistant, rabbit resistant, poisonous, invasive, butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, bee attracting

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The classic, elegant cottage garden flowers of ‘Apricot Faerie Queen’ thrive happily in filtered sunlight or sun-dappled corners. ‘Apricot Faerie Queen’ has multiple spires of bloom packed with thimble-shaped, elongated bells in pastel apricot with delicately speckled, creamy throats. The tall flower stalks bloom effortlessly above large, leafy bases from late spring to early summer, adding a magical fairy tale quality to the garden. Cut ‘Apricot Faerie Queen’ for enchanting bouquets with graceful form and soft color. Foxgloves do well in dappled sunlight all day or full morning sun. In mild summer areas, they handle full sun all day. Foxgloves appreciate rich fertile soil and consistent moisture. Cut spent flower stalks back to the base of the plant to encourage repeat bloom and flowering side shoots. These biennial plants need the winter season’s cold to initiate flowering, so sow seeds any time from spring to midsummer to have well established seedlings for bloom the following spring. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

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