A beautiful rare foxglove from Turkey. Strong stems of creamy white flowers delicately veined. Coffee coloured streaks within and a large white lip. The blooms last for weeks.
Does best in light shade in soil which doesn't get too dry. Should last 4-5 years and comes true from seed.
Bee Catchers, Dead Men's Thimbles, Fairy Bells, Fairy Fingers or, the most common name, Foxgloves. Traditionally associated with magic, fox gloves were supposedly given to the fox by fairies so he could creep silently into the chicken run. The leaves of the Digitalis family are poisonus, since they contain digitalin, a potent drug which slows the heartbeat and is still used medicinally.
Common name(s): Helen of Troy Foxglove