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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.
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500 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
purpurea heywoodii
Common name
Foxglove
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Foxgloves appreciate humus-rich soil, slightly on the acid side, out of direct sunlight. Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base.