DIGITALIS purpurea 'Apricot'

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DIGITALIS purpurea 'Apricot'

[Sutton's Apricot, A. Delight, A. Beauty]
Select Item No. DA389


One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Western Europe to East Germany: open woodlands, forest margins.
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: The pastel colored flowers make an exceptionally decorative accent. Wonderful for naturalizing at the edge of woods where they will easily reseed.
Historical: The name Digitalis is derived from digitus, meaning 'finger' in Latin and refers to the shape of the flowers which, more accurately described, look like thimbles. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1992.
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellowish-pink
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: hairy, ovate to lanceolate
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 100 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Characteristics: toxic plant
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.08333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 8 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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