Digitalis Bella is also known as D. Isabelliana Bella and, if we wish to be precise, it is really an Isoplexis, a sub-group within the Digitalis family that originated in the dreamy warmth of the Canary Islands. But it is distinct because unlike most Digitalis, the prettily shaped upper lip of the flower is longer than that of the lower. What ever you chose to call it, it is an unusual and attractive perennial with almost terracotta-coloured flowers held in spires on deeply tinted stems.
Described as half hardy (reflecting its origination from hotter climes), it is however fine if planted in a sheltered position and due to its compact form, will not dominate a sunny border. It also looks beautiful planted in a container on a warm terrace.
Common Name: Canary Island Foxglove
Hardiness: Half hardy
Height and Spread: 120cm x 30cm
Position: Sunny, sheltered
Flowering Period: Mid-summer to mid-autumn