Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- May - July, 1 year from sowing seed
- 1.2m (4ft)
- purpurea f. albiflora
- Common name
- White Foxglove
- Moist but Well-drained
- Part Shade
- 45cm (18in)
- Sow thinly under cover, into seed beds or direct where they are to flower from May to July. Thin out direct sown seedlings to 30cm apart and transplant others into final positions in autumn for flowering the next year.
A lovely cream foxglove that makes a beautiful cutflower and garden plant. We line the drive with these at Perch Hill to flower for May and 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.
Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base. May require protection from severe frost. Caution: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.