Digitalis purpurea ssp. heywoodii 'Silver Fox'

What could be nicer than this silver felted foxglove with leaves like lamb's ears (stachys) and pure white thimble flowers. More
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What could be nicer than this silver felted foxglove with leaves like lamb's ears (stachys) and pure white thimble flowers. One of the best ever plants for May and June shade and a lovely cut flower.

Genus Digitalis
Group/Species purpurea heywoodii
Variety Silver Fox
Type Hardy Biennial, Short-lived Perennial
Common Name Foxglove
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Surface sow seed in fertile soil. Do not bury seeds as the seed needs light to germinate. Keep soil moist but not wet.
Care Tips If you cut the stalk down before it goes to seed, it will generally rebloom.
Flowering May - July
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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