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Canary Island Foxglove

Digitalis canariensis

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Canary Island Foxglove Overview

This is showy species. It is an upright shrub which will grow to about 1.5m tall with a similar spread as it matures. The leaves are long and narrow almost leathery and slightly felty in texture. The flowers are produced in spikes of flared tubular blooms, mainly in the summer, and come in shades of orange-yellow through to rusty orange to yellow-brown.

Common problems with Canary Island Foxglove

How to propagate Canary Island Foxglove

Seed

You can propagate by seed in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Other uses of Canary Island Foxglove

Grown for their flowers.