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Digitalis purpurea albiflora

Digitalis purpurea albiflora

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Plant name: Digitalis purpurea albiflora

Other names: White-flowered foxglove, Heywoodii 'Alba'

Category: Biennial or short-lived perennial

Plant family: Plantaginaceae

Light preference: Full sun/partial shade

Soil preference: Chalk, clay, loam, sand. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral. Moist but well-drained/well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: June - July


  • 1.5-2.5 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 meters spread

Description: Digitalis purpurea albiflora is a biennial or short-lived perennial, with softly hairy leaves and tall, one-sided spires of pendant, tubular, creamy-white flowers 6cm long.

Care: Grow in almost any soil, but avoid very wet or very dry situations. Prefers a humus-rich soil in partial shade but will grow in full sun. Deadhead after flowering to avoid problems with excess numbers of seedlings. Propagate by seed sown in-situ in late spring. Alternatively sow in seed trays in late spring and plant out to final position in late summer.

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