Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, north facing, south facing, west facing
Position in border:
Middle

Soil

Acidic / Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

Foxgloves are European woodland plants that come in many forms - some dwarf and others very tall, usually in shades of pink and red. Most varieties are biennial, meaning they flower in their second year, before setting seed and dying.

Foxgloves look fantastic in the middle to back of ornamental borders, where their tall flowering spires lift the eye to the furthest reaches of the garden. They're also much prized by bumblebees and other pollinating insects.

Digitalis 'Silver Cub' is an unusual foxglove. It has silvery foliage coated in a thick layer of soft hair, similar to lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina). Flowers are pure white and delicately spotted.

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Digitalis ‘Silver cub’ and wildlife

Digitalis ‘Silver cub’ is known for attracting bees and butterflies/moths. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Is known to attract Bees
Bees
Is not known to attract Beneficial insects
Beneficial insects
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is known to attract Butterflies/​Moths
Butterflies/​Moths
Is not known to attract Other pollinators
Other pollinators

Is Digitalis ‘Silver cub’ poisonous?

Digitalis ‘Silver cub’ can be toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Cats
Cats
Is known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is known to attract Horses
Horses
Is known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is known to attract People
People
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
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