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Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan) (White-flowered foxglove)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan)

Other names

White-flowered foxglove, Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Species

D. purpurea f. albiflora - D. purpurea f. albiflora is an erect, rosette-forming, hairy, semi-evergreen biennial or short-lived perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and tall, one-sided spikes of white flowers in summer.


Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan) is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Deading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedling.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan) (White-flowered foxglove) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildflower, Woodland, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan)

Other names

White-flowered foxglove, Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Species

D. purpurea f. albiflora - D. purpurea f. albiflora is an erect, rosette-forming, hairy, semi-evergreen biennial or short-lived perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and tall, one-sided spikes of white flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back main flower spike as it fades to encourage a second flowering. Deading will also help avoid problems with numerous seedling.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan) (White-flowered foxglove) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Wildflower, Woodland, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in almost any soil or situation except very wet or very dry. An ideal site is a humus-rich soil in part shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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