I began seeing this new plant called Digiplexis(say didge-eh-plex-iss) a few years ago in nurseries. The name sounds like a movie theater, I know. The plants were beautiful and looked like a brightly colored Foxglove with beefier green foliage. They were too spendy for me then and always seemed to come in big containers. And as you know the bigger the plant/pot, the more it costs.
** The following 3 pix taken from the internet to illustrate.
Research tells that Digiplexis, a perennial
is a cross between Digitalis(Foxglove), a biennial
|Digitalis or Foxglove|
and Isoplexis which is a tender perennial that one hardly ever sees in nurseries.
So, I was at Home Depot this week and found Digiplexis in one gallon containers for only $5.99! I broke my own rule(like I often do) of not buying plants in our summer heat and bought 2 of them. I couldn't help it! I had been wanting them for several years and they were cheap!!
So here is one that I planted in my garden yesterday and watered many times. They are supposed to take full sun to part shade. And I have seen them in sun at a big wholesale nursery. But I planted mine in part shade on the east side. They'll get morning sun. Wish me luck that I can keep them alive through our hot SoCal summer.
The other one was starting to wilt so. So I cut off the flowers to save the plant and put them in a little vase making a quickie bouquet with an orangey red tacoma and an Erica discolor.
Are you growing Digiplexis?