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This outstanding variety produces large spikes of the most beautiful shade of coral / apricot. Introduced in 1992, this most unusual and sought after colour is often found under the marketing names of Suttons Apricot, Apricot Delight or Apricot Beauty.
Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot' is subtle and graceful, makes an excellent companion for plants with dark plum foliage or flowers. One of its greatest assets is the ability to mingle, a quality particularly important in contemporary gardens where the accent is on informality.
A hardy biennial flourishing in sun or shade, the stately spires of tubular apricot flowers appear in June and July held above rosettes of large hairy, dark green leaves. With a spread between 45-60cm matched with a height of 90-120cm.
Traditionally used dotted through the back of a cottage-style scheme or for adding height and drama to a shady border. These marvellous pastel flowers make an exceptionally decorative accent, extremely attractive to bees and very useful as a cut flower.
Pretty Wild Seeds are registered with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under number 7529, so you can have confidence in both our products and advice. Although our products are listed in weights and acres, we can supply in additional quantities upon enquiry so if you need a larger supply, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
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Germination; Sow indoors, under glass or directly. Sow indoors or under glass 10-12 weeks before last expected frost, surface sow onto a tray of moist well-drained seed compost. Lightly press the seeds into the compost. Do not cover with soil as light is required for germination. Ideal temp. 15-20°C. Germination takes 14-21 days. Prick out seedlings when well grown. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed. Can be sown directly from May-June. Sow onto prepared soil. Press the seeds gently into the soil. Keep watered until germination occurs.
Growing; Easy to grow. Prefers partial sun but will grow in full sun. Avoid very wet or very dry situations. Apply compost each spring. A 5cm deep application of mulch will suppress weeds. Water during summer if there has not been much rainfall. Tall plants may benefit from staking.
Cultivation; Remove central flower spike to encourage side shoots, cut central shoot off at its base. Deadhead if you do not want it to self-seed. To harvest seed allow flowers to wither and remove seeds from the central stalk. Store in a cool place. If you removed the central stalk to promote side shoots you will not be able to harvest seed.
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