Name: Digitalis hybrida ‘Balroxose’ aka foxglove Arctic Fox Rose
Type of Plant: Upright perennial plant that grows 18” to 24” tall and 12” to 16” wide. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: First of all, know that I love all foxgloves, especially Digitalis purpurea, the biennial varieties that flower in June. So when the people at DarwinPerennials sent me three Arctic Fox Rose I figured that I’d like them, and I grouped them in a corner of my front perennial garden.
This plant is a sweet, short Digitalis that flowers in June and makes a good cut flower. But what really impressed me was that when I deadheaded the spent flowers at the end of June, it produced new bloom stalks, and was still flowering in late September!
Equally impressive, all three plants are back this spring and flowering again. The flower color is a great blend of coral and pink, and since it’s shorter than the biennial Digitalis purpurea, you could plant this in containers and it never needs staking.
A Word to the Wise: Keep your eyes out for this new foxglove, then plant it and enjoy!