Digitalis Pocahontas, also known as Foxglove Beardtongue, is a perennial flowering plant native to the United States. This variety offers an upright habit of 36-48" tall and 24-36" wide, with tubular lavender flowers blooming on burgundy stems and foliage from April through June. Perennial in zone 3-8, this hardy plant thrives in full sun with occasional water. Bring pollinators to cutting gardens and landscape borders by showcasing Penstemon or planting it in masses. This attractive flower tolerates deer and drought and brings color and texture to the landscape. For a shorter variety well-suited to mixed beds, try Riding Hood Purple.
Digitalis Pocahontas Selling Tips
Sell Digitalis Pocahontas to customers looking for a low-maintenance perennial for a cutting garden or landscape border. This plant offers many benefits, including resisting deer, attracting pollinators, and tolerating drought. Trumpet-shaped flowers bloom from April through June on tall, uniquely-colored burgundy foliage. This perennial plant is hardy to zone 3, bringing color to sunny areas without adding to garden maintenance. Create an attractive landscape by growing Digitalis Pocahontas alongside Panicum, Echinacea, Perovskia, and Sedum.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 20-24" apart in well-drained soil in full sun.
2. Water once a week or more often in dry, hot weather and less often in rainy weather.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Digitalis Pocahontas, plant one rooted plug per 6-inch container or three per 10-inch container. Start small containers in January and large ones in September. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5-7.0, average daytime temperatures of 70 degrees and nighttime temperatures of 50 degrees, and light feed (75-125 ppm N). This plant doesn't require pinching, PGRs, or vernalization. Move plants outdoors for more light intensity once temperatures are above 50 degrees at night. Grow this plant in full sun to avoid leaf spot and mildew, which can develop in the shade.
Lavender flowers bloom from April through June.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
This plant isn't prone to pests.
This plant isn't prone to disease when it grows in full sun. If this plant grows in the shade leaf spot and mildew can develop.
Planting Digitalis Pocahontas Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 6-inch or gallon container or three liners per 10-inch container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepots centered or evenly spaced in the containers. One gallon and 6-inch containers finish in 12 weeks and should be started in January. Ten-inch containers take 30 weeks to finish and should be started in September for spring sales.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Penstemon Digitalis Pocahontas Quick Reference Guide
|Perennial Zone||Zones 3-8|