Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora

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
Group/Species purpurea f. albiflora
Type Hardy Biennial
Common Name White Foxglove
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (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. Foxgloves will grow in most soils (except very wet or very dry) but prefer fertile soil in a semi-shaded spot. To help plants establish sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. Allow good spacing between plants to aid air circulation and help prevent mildew. See our advice pages for a guide to sowing and growing foxgloves.
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. Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base. Caution: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.
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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Advice
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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Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Susan

The digitalis looked healthy and in good condition on arrival but unfortunately one did not survive. The two that did flower were lovely.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anne

Nice strong plants that flowered beautifully.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janette

Good germination rate and seedlings have developed into sturdy plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janet

One of my favourites just lovely

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marion

Excellent when I had a problem but I will not be buying any more Dahlias from you. Your bulbs are first class.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sarah

The first batch of seeds struggled to germinate and when they did have rapidly deteriorated despite slug pellets and bug spray. I have sowed a second batch and am awaiting the results. I followed sowing instructions exactly.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diana

Plenty of germination and the sturdy young plants are looking good

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Corinne

Two are huge. One is not as big. Hopefully they will all flower next year.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Patricia

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Sharon

Fantastic sturdy plants. My foxgloves are thriving but my Lupins were too tasty a treat for the snails and slugs to resist in the exceptionally hot weather over summer.....I will try again next year, a lesson learnt!

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Prue

Perfect.
Service always good.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Carl

All plants grew large leaves very healthy in a shaded spot,no flowers this year

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Reviewed 1st October 2018 by Susan

None of them flowered ! Service ok

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Digitalis and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Samantha

Always good and often give flowers for couple of years.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Ross

Well presented and healthy plants, thank you.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Diane

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mrs Evans

These plants have established themselves well in the white border, are strong and healthy ready for a display next year. Will take a photo in flower.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Beverley

The plants were excellent on arrival but unfortunately all three have subsequently died !

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Carol

I am so glad I found Sarah Raven and her kind considerate staff. Not only are the plants, particularly the dahlias and sweet peas, amazing, I know that I can order again and expect good service. ) and I have). Thabnk you

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Penny

Only 3 out of my 5 plugs survived but those that did have been brilluant

Strong plants

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Reviewed 16th August 2018 by Sarah Jones

These plants arrived in great condition. They haven't flowered this year but knowing this kind of foxglove, they'll put on a fantastic display next year.

Fabulous

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Reviewed 7th July 2018 by Lynn Britten

I bought these foxgloves as plants last year. They have flowered this year and they have been absolutely fabulous. So tall that next door have enjoyed them too.

Outstanding

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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.