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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' (Foxglove 'Pam's Choice' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

Other names

Common foxglove 'Pam's Choice' , Foxglove 'Pam's Choice' , Digitalis albiflora 'Pam's Choice', Digitalis 'Elsie Kelsey', Foxglove 'Elsie Kelsey'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Pam's Choice' _ 'Pam's Choice' is a rosette-forming, hairy biennial or short-lived, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and, in summer, tall, upright spikes of bell-shaped, white flowers with maroon to reddish-purple throats.


Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Highly toxic if eaten.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Spotted, Maroon in Spring

Foliage

Mid-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. Cut back to the ground after flowering.

Propagation

Seeds can be planted in situ and plants left to self-seed after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' (Foxglove 'Pam's Choice' ) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower, Woodland

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. If you cut down the flower spikes before seeds set than they should come back as perennials.

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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

Other names

Common foxglove 'Pam's Choice' , Foxglove 'Pam's Choice' , Digitalis albiflora 'Pam's Choice', Digitalis 'Elsie Kelsey', Foxglove 'Elsie Kelsey'

Genus

Digitalis Digitalis

Variety or Cultivar

'Pam's Choice' _ 'Pam's Choice' is a rosette-forming, hairy biennial or short-lived, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, dark green leaves and, in summer, tall, upright spikes of bell-shaped, white flowers with maroon to reddish-purple throats.

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, Spotted, Maroon in Spring

Foliage

Mid-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. Cut back to the ground after flowering.

Propagation

Seeds can be planted in situ and plants left to self-seed after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' (Foxglove 'Pam's Choice' ) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Wildflower, Woodland

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. If you cut down the flower spikes before seeds set than they should come back as perennials.

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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