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Digitalis Foxlight Ruby Glow 180MM

Digitalis ‘Foxlight Ruby Glow’ – 180MM

I am Digitalis Foxlight Ruby Glow. My family originated from Europe to Northern Africa

Botanic Name: Digitalis purpurea x. Isoplexis canariensis ‘Foxlight Ruby Glow’

Upright – Attracts nectar feeding birds

I am a smaller growing foxglove with stately upright flower spikes creating a column of ruby pink blooms from late spring into summer. I grow as a central stem with broad green leaves radiating down below and the flower spike above. Each bloom is slightly lighter inside and lined with small spots. I am a favourite in cottage style gardens and my upright habit makes a statement and introduces a vertical element to the garden. Adaptable I am also a good choice for pots and container planting.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.7m Width: 0.5m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.7m Width: 0.7m)
I need moderate water once established
Huge flower spikes
I am happy in most soils but prefer soils that are well drained
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I produce hundreds of ruby pink tubular blooms from a central flower spike from late spring through late summer
My blooms are a magnet for bees and beneficial insects
My upright habit creates a structural element in the garden and suits a variety of garden styles

    Plant me:

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

Tips for success…

Cut the flowers back immediately after they are done to encourage a second round of blooms
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: Foxglove



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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