All Shades of Green—-A Plant Perspective

Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’


This new hybrid foxglove  is amazing!  Such a beauty, it’s a cross between the European Purple Foxglove and the Canary Island Foxglove.  The color is spectacular, from pinks to purples to vibrant yellows.  The name is fitting, each petal does seem to be illuminated.  The best part is that it blooms spring until fall, a very long-blooming perennial.

Just the Facts
Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’
Height 2-3 ft. (.5-1m)
Blooms April through late Fall
Full Sun to light shade
Medium water needs
Zone 8, may be tender
Sterile–Does not produce viable seeds
Best New Plant Award at the Chelsea 2012 flower show


Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’


Foxglove on Steroids!


The August re-bloom of Digiplexis









17 thoughts on “Digiplexis ‘Illumination Flame’

  1. Wow! Have never seen such a lovely colour foxglove! :D

  2. wow I love that tropical color …sad it is not hardy for me.

  3. I’m wondering if it’s even hardy here…..new plants are tricky sometimes.

  4. Beautiful! How do I get it?

  5. Could it be treated like an annual in colder climates? Would we get the same long bloom time?

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  7. Elaine,

    I am a volunteer working on this year’s Friends’ School Plant Sale in St. Paul, MN. This sale has grown to be the largest annual plant sale in Minnesota; it raises a good deal of scholarship money for the school and has for over 20 years. We have a wonderful print catalog each year, but it can only accommodate photos of a small percentage of the plants we offer. Our goal is to have a picture of each plant offered on the website. I am a volunteer tasked with finding the pictures for new plants and I am have a difficult time finding good photos of Digiplexis Illumination Flame You have some beautiful pictures on your blog.

    Might we use them? Proper attribution would be given.

    If we find a few others that we need, might we use them as well?

    If you would like to know more about our plant sale, here is our website: http://www.friendsschoolplantsale.com/history/ or you can ask me!

    Please contact me if you have any questions,

    Laurie Krivitz


    • Yes, feel free to use them and if you would write the name of my blog somewhere I would appreciate it! I worked in a nursery last year and had lots of opportunities to photograph beautiful plants. This one is a stunner!

  8. Just got one. Amazing!

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  10. Just got mine at Haggen’s Grocery in Lake Stevens

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