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DIGITALIS purpurea Excelsior hybrids
Pastel shades of the cultivated foxglove
- Good to know - developed from our common foxglove. Wildlife plant - bees, caterpillars of butterflies and moths.
- Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery mildew.
- Place of Origin - Europe.
- Hardy - cold Winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/nothern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
- Height - in metres - 1.2m (4ft)
- Spread - in metres - 60cm (24in)
- Herbaceous - biennial or short lived perennial. Unlike the wild foxglove the bells are evenly spaced around the spike. Shades of creamy yellow, white, purple or pink.
- Partial Shade
- No Preference - except very wet or dry. Most prefer humus- rich soil.
- Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.