Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'

You can't go wrong with white foxgloves. We line the drive with Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' at Perch Hill, planting them in the autumn to flower for May through much of the summer. Bees and butterflies love them. More
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Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' is a lovely cream foxglove, which makes a beautiful cut flower and garden plant.

You can't go wrong with white foxgloves. We line the drive with Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' at Perch Hill, planting them in the autumn to flower for May through much of the summer. Bees and butterflies love them.

Foxgloves make some of the very best cottage garden early summer garden plants and cut flowers. If you pick the king flower – the main spire, you create lots of prince flowers and the plants will then go on flowering for longer.

Please note: This is Toxic if eaten.

Genus Digitalis purpurea
Variety Alba
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name White Foxglove
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90-120cm (3-4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in), thin to 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover May - July on compost surface, do not cover. Transplant to 7.5cm pots, grow on and harden off before late summer, early autumn planting in final flowering position or can sow direct.
Care Tips They self seed freely but some will revert to the wild colour form. Pull out any seedlings with red stems if you want them to remain pure. May need staking.
Flowering May - July, 1 year from sowing seed
Vase Life 7-10 days. As you cut put them in a deep bucket of warm water and leave for several hours before arranging. Remove any flowers hanging by the stigma.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months. Pick the top king flower out and you will promote production of more prince side flowers.
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Sowing and growing foxgloves

Sarah shares her tips on how to grow foxgloves from seed, where to plant, and tips on how to use them as a cut flower.

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Reviewed 3rd March 2016 by Yvonne Lally

I sowed these seeds three years ago and they have been spectacular. high percentage of germination (loads of plants to give away!) and outstandingly tall, fat spikes.
I have saved the seed and am hoping they will come back pretty true for a year or two.
I did sow some about ten years ago and providing you prevent any pollination from plants that flower purple, you can keep the white going for many years from seed.
I have tried other foxgloves, but these are by far the most reliably impressive.

Beautiful foxgloves

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Reviewed 7th August 2014 by Eva Nemeth

I got a packet of Sarah's Alba foxgloves as a gift, sowed the seeds and I now have beautiful, very healthy little plants, can't wait to see them flower next year.