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15th February, we are pleased to say that the nursery and gardens are open to visitors. We are also still offering click and collect orders from the website. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes.

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
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

DIGITALIS grandiflora   AWARD

DIGITALIS grandiflora  >


Commonly known as: Yellow foxglove.
(ambigua) - pale yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

DIGITALIS x mertonensis   AWARD

DIGITALIS x mertonensis  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
Deep salmon-pink, late flowering
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

DIGITALIS purpurea albiflora  AWARD

DIGITALIS purpurea albiflora  >


Commonly known as: Common foxglove, Dead men's bells, Fairy thimbles.
Pure white
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

DIGITALIS purpurea Excelsior hybrids

DIGITALIS purpurea Excelsior hybrids  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
Pastel shades of the cultivated foxglove
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

 

DIGITALIS purpurea 'Snow Thimble'  >


Commonly known as: Foxglove.
Pure white flowers with pale speckles
Multibuy Any 3+ for £10.00 each
£12.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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