Hybrid foxglove ‘Goldcrest’, Digitalis ‘Walberton’s Goldcrest’ , Digitalis ‘Waldigone’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Goldcrest’ _ ‘Goldcrest’ is a rosette-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with erect stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, upright spikes of tubular, red-flushed, yellow-orange flowers with red-spotted throats.
Erect flower stem, Rosette
All parts of the plant are highly toxic if eaten.
Flushed red, Yellow-orange, Spotted in Summer; Yellow-orange, Spotted, Flushed red in Autumn
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Leaf spot , Powdery mildew
Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Cut back to the ground after flowering.
‘Goldcrest’ is sterile so it does not set seed. Divide carefully in spring.
WHERE TO GROW
Digitalis ‘Goldcrest’ (Hybrid foxglove ‘Goldcrest’) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.
Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland
Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. Do not allow to dry out. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade. Mulch in early spring. Protect from frost and cold temperatures. Lives longer than most Digitalis because it does not set seed.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West