What’s Blooming 6/15/2017

Spanish Foxglove – Digitalis thapsi ‘Spanish Peaks’

 

Idaho Botanical Garden is home to one of Plant Selects many demonstration gardens located throughout the Intermountain West. On display in our demonstration garden are plant varieties that are perfectly suited for creating sustainable gardens in the Treasure Valley. Many of those plants are in bloom now, one of which is Spanish Peaks foxglove.

This foxglove species is related to the foxgloves we are all familiar with, but is less commonly cultivated. It is excellent for dry gardens, performs well in shade, and is easy to maintain. It can reach up to 2 feet tall, blooms in early summer, and can handle a variety of soil types. High Country Gardens suggests growing Spanish Peaks foxglove in combination with cheddar pink (Dianthus gratianopolitanus), chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata), and bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia), among others.

Stop by the garden soon to see this and dozens of other early summer bloomers appearing all June long.

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Written by IBG horticulturist, Daniel Murphy