New Chelsea Plant 2019 | Isoplexis isabelliana ‘Bella’
Isoplexis isabelliana ‘Bella’ is an unusually compact and bushy variety of Canary Island Foxglove. It was bred by plant breeder Birdie Lenard-Fountain, who fell in love with the tenacity of the genus. In its wild state, the growth habit of I' 'Bella' is quite open and large and it has been specifically bred to keep the elegance of the wild.
I. 'Bella is a perennial distinguished by both its habit and delightful dense spikes of sherbet apricot-yellow coloured flowers, produced in abundance, which grow on reddish-toned stems. Flowering from mid-summer, it will continue to offer beautiful colour all the way through to mid-autumn and should flower from its first year. Position in a sunny spot in well-drained soil for best results. This new variety is being introduced through an exciting new collaboration between Hillier Nurseries and Suttons. This joint venture will ensure that this wonderful plant is made available to the widest range of gardeners through multiple sales channels.
Isoplexis isabelliana ‘Bella’ Factfile
Flowering time: July to October
Sun: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Size: Grows to 1.2m height x 30cm spread
Recommended for: Small gardens, borders, containers