Digitalis laevigata (Giraffe foxglove)

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Colour:
Pink
Colour:
Orange

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

A striking foxglove with orange and pink, large-lipped, bell-shaped flowers all summer long. Native to Southern Europe.

One of the best foxgloves for tolerating dry soil and is happy in sun or shade. Reliably perennial.

Height: 90cm

Digitalis:

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 poisonous, since they contain digitalin, a potent drug which slows the heartbeat and is still used medicinally. 

 

Common name(s): Smooth Foxglove, Grecian Foxglove, Giraffe foxglove

Picture: Hectonichus [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.