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Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata 'Rose Glow'

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Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove (Rehmannia elata 'Rose Glow') at Satellite Garden Centre

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove flowers

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove flowers

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

This eye catching variety produces tall stems, carrying bright, hot pink, foxglove-like flowers from spring to fall; sometimes marked with yellow, white, or purple in the throat; great for sun or light shade in gardens, borders, or containers

Ornamental Features

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove features showy spikes of hot pink tubular flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds. Its serrated pointy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Rose Glow Chinese Foxglove is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features