Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian White

Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian White


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Foxgloves are a familiar and beloved sight in cottage gardens where they punctuate the herbaceous border with picturesque spires of colour. Digitalis purpurea Dalmatian White is a newer strain taken from the traditional D. purpurea, its glorious flowers on mid-green leaves make it a gentle foil for other more stridently coloured herbaceous plants such as peonies. The elegant spires of this hardy foxglove are more compact than some, reaching 60cm in height, and are perfect for the middle of a sunny border.

The main foxglove flower is called the ‘king’ flower; cut this back after flowering to encourage lower shoots to bloom, but before doing so allow the bees to do their busy work. The individual coloured flowers that graduate up the stem, flare gently at the end allowing a perfect display of the deep burgundy markings that give the plant its name.

Pot Size: 5L

Common Name: Foxglove

Hardiness:  Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 60cm x 40cm

Aspect: Any

Position: Sun or partial shade

Flowering Period: June - July