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DIGITALIS

Commonly known as Foxglove

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Genus of 25 species of biennials, perennials and shrubs from Europe, the Canary Islands and Madeira, northwestern Africa and central Asia, generally found in open woodland.

D. purpurea is the common and well-loved foxglove though etymologically probably refers to fairy bells rather than Reynard's mittens.

The medical use for this dangerous plant was discovered in 1785 by William Withering. Effects were recognised  but not understood.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - biennials and short lived perennials
  • Partial shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees.
  • Medicinal properties - widely used in the production of heart stimulant drugs.
  • Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe, north west Africa,central Asia.
  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - except very wet or dry. Most prefer humus rich soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Buy Varieties of DIGITALIS

DIGITALIS 'Goldcrest'

DIGITALIS 'Goldcrest'  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
Soft orange-yellow flowers with pinkish-red overtones. Long flowering period
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£12.50 each
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Available again from SEPTEMBER 2020 - This plant will be delivered when new stock arrives in early autumn

DIGITALIS grandiflora   AWARD

DIGITALIS grandiflora  >


Commonly known as: Yellow foxglove.
(ambigua) - pale yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each

DIGITALIS x mertonensis   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Foxglove.
Deep salmon-pink, late flowering
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£12.50 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

DIGITALIS purpurea albiflora

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Commonly known as: Common foxglove, Dead men's bells, Fairy thimbles.
Pure white
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£12.50 each
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DIGITALIS purpurea Excelsior hybrids

DIGITALIS purpurea Excelsior hybrids  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
Pastel shades of the cultivated foxglove
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£12.50 each
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DIGITALIS purpurea 'Silver Fox'

DIGITALIS purpurea 'Silver Fox'  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
White speckled gloves on silvery stems on this dwarf-type foxglove
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

DIGITALIS purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'  AWARD

DIGITALIS purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot'  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
An unusual foxglove with apricot-pink flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each

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