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Digiplexis Firecracker 180MM

Digiplexis ‘Firecracker’ – 180MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Tender Foxglove. My family originated from Europe to Northern Africa

Botanic Name: Digitalis purpurea x. Isoplexis canariensis ‘Firecracker’

Upright – Attracts nectar feeding birds

I am a tall multi-branched Foxglove with spikes packed with apricot to orange flowers. I am the result of hybridisation with the closely related Isoplexis to create a Foxglove that is hardier with an extended flowering period of up to 6 months. My flower throats are softer with pretty pink and yellow spots. I am a favourite for English and cottage style gardens. My blooms attract insects and birds. I am low maintenance but removing my spent flower heads will improve my appearance. I make a great cut flower.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.8m Width: 0.4m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.8m Width: 0.4m)
I need medium water once established
Long flowering
I enjoy good drainage but am happy in most soils with heavy soils best improved with organic matter
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My central flower spikes produce hundreds of apricot tubular blooms from late spring to the end of summer
My flower spikes make an excellent cut flower to be enjoyed indoors
My upright habit and showy form make me great at introducing structure in the garden

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

Remove my spent flower spikes encourage repeat blooming and maintain a tidy appearance
Plant me 30cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant

Plant family: Plantaginaceae
Other names: Digiplexis ‘Firecracker’



What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.


Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums


Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.


Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

Pots, Narrow Garden Beds and Courtyards

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