Puriri Lane | Digitalis obscura | Sunset Foxglove

Digitalis obscura | Sunset Foxglove

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Digitalis obscura also known as the Sunset Foxglove is a shrubby perennial which has stems with traditional type nodding Foxglove flowers that are a shades of rusty brown through orange and yellow with red veins in the throat - very attractive!

Flowering from late spring and into mid summer this charming plant is a welcome addition to cottage gardens and looks particularly effective when it is planted in groups.  If you cut back the main flower stem as the flowers fade you will encourage the growth of flowering side shoots.

As with all Foxgloves this variety is an excellent addition to the cutting garden.

The trick to getting longevity from them as cut flowers from Foxgloves is to cut the stems before the bees find them! Once the flowers are pollinated, the flowers will drop from the stems so you will need to harvest the flower stems early when just a few flowers are open. You can expect up to about 8 days if you use a flower preservative and you can read some of our tips for getting your cut flowers to last longer here

Like with most foxgloves, in ideal conditions this pretty little plant will self sow. Happy in full sun to partial shade in a well drained position.

If you love Foxgloves, be sure to see our beautiful Jane Hogben Pottery from England featuring Foxgloves


Height 40-60cm x 30-40cm Wide

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

Please note: All parts of Foxgloves are poisonous if ingested. Wear gloves when harvesting and use caution around children and pets.

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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