Stunning Digitalis wins Chelsea plant of the year

Every year RHS Chelsea finds the best plants and has the unenviable task of choosing their favourite from the many new varieties. This year the prize goes to Digitalis Illumination Pink, and we agree that it is a real stunner. We have plenty in stock, with more arriving before the weekend we recommend you come in soon as we know they are going to be popular.

According to the RHS the peachy-pink flowered perennial was the overwhelming winner voted for by members of RHS plant committees. It was said to be impossible to breed this foxglove but Thompson & Morgan took on the challenge in 2006 and crossed Digitalis (Isoplexis) canariensis with Digitalis purpurea to achieve this exotic looking garden gem. The multi-branching spikes display flowers from June to November which are said to be a magnet for bees.

Our bees need all the help they can get, so it’s great to see a pollinator friendly species doing so well.