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DIGITALIS purpurea albiflora
Commonly known as Common foxglove, Dead men's bells, Fairy thimbles
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Height - 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - very variable biennial or short lived perennial. Ovate to lance-shaped, usually toothed, dark- green or sometimes white-woolly leaves 10-25cm (4-10in) long. Produces flowers to 6cm (2½in) long in one-sided spikes.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
Additional Features - Good to know - - white form of our common foxglove. Popularised by Gertrude Jekyll in her white planting schemes. Wildlife plant - bees, caterpillars of butterflies and moths.
Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery mildew.
Place of origin - Europe.
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - except very wet or dry. Most prefer humus-rich soil.
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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