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Digitalis purpurea 'Albiflora'

Foxglove

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Key information

Plant type

Biennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Foxglove is a common favourite, and 'Albiflora' is no exception. This cultivar produces elegant spires of white tubular flowers in June, which are enjoyed by bees throughout the summer. For the best displays, it should be grown annually from seed. Sow in late spring where you want it to flower for blooms the following year. It will grow in virtually any soil as long as it is not very wet or very dry. All parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested. Use gloves when handling the plant as the foliage can irritate the skin.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Digitalis

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: Albiflora

Plant type: Biennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 180cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to June

Flowering period: June to September


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