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Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (White-Flowered Foxglove)

White-Flowered Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea f. alba


Award-winning Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (White-Flowered Foxglove) is an elegant biennial or short-lived perennial boasting one-sided spikes of pendant, tubular, creamy-white flowers delicately speckled in the throat. Blooming profusely from early summer to midsummer, the luminous blossoms rise from a basal rosette of large, pointed-oval leaves. They are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds which flock to the seedheads in the fall. Offering a long-lasting floral display, this eye-catching plant naturalizes and may create lovely colonies in the landscape. Particularly pretty when naturalized at the edge of woods.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows vigorously up to 3-5 ft. high (90-150 cm) and spreads 12-18 in. (30-45 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers a humus-rich soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun. Deer, rabbit tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, Foxglove is a welcomed addition to beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, coastal gardens or naturalized areas. For best visual impact, plant Floxgloves in groups of 3 to 4 plants.
  • Propagate by seed sown in-situ in late spring. Alternatively sow in seed trays in late spring and plant out to final position in late summer.
  • Deadhead after flowering to avoid problems with excess numbers of seedlings. Cut back after flowering.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworm, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
  • Plant leaves are highly toxic if eaten
  • Native to Europe.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Digitalis - Foxgloves
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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