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Digiplexis® Berry Canary

Digiplexis® Berry Canary

Digitalis x. Isoplexis 'Berry Canary'

Item # 37228

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Plant Patent Applied For.

Bring vivid violet and pink tones to containers, beds, or borders with this lovely long-blooming inter-generic Foxglove.

This striking hybrid is the result of breeding between Digitalis and a Digitalis relative from the Canary Islands, Isoplexis. Dubbed Digiplexis®, this ground-breaking new hybrid is vigorous, long-blooming, and beautifully colored. Digiplexis® enjoys the same uniquely beautiful bloom form as Digitalis, only with a magenta outer ring that has earned it the nickname "Foxglove with lipstick". The Isoplexis parentage contributes the red tones and increases their sun tolerance and disease resistance. Due to their natural hybrid vigor and the fact that these plants are sterile (and do not waste energy trying to go to seed), Digiplexis® are bushy, fast-growing, and very floriferous.

'Berry Canary' is similar to its popular predecessor, Illumination™ Flame, except with more pink/magenta tones and a more compact, proportional habit that makes it fit nicely in containers and behave itself in landscapes. It is also a bit more cold hardy, surviving up to Zone 7. Another contribution of the Isoplexis part of the cross is that these plants grow woody trunks at the base that increase from season to season, unlike traditional Foxgloves that just grow a basal rosette.

Plant 'Berry Canary' in full sun to part shade in moist, well-drained soil and give it average water. With little attention, this healthy hybrid thrives in a wide variety of conditions. 4 to 6 weeks of vernalization at 45 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended for best flower. Due to its Canary Island parentage, 'Berry Canary' is hardy only up to Zone 7, though it is more-than-worthy as an annual farther north. The cutflowers alone make this one a must-grow! 1 Quart Container. Zones 7 to 11.

Note: Digiplexis® is closely related to Digitalis and contains the same toxins as that Genus. This plant is a skin irritant and is toxic if ingested, so be sure to keep children and pets away.

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