Digitalis purpurea albiflora (White foxglove)

Full Shade
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

Expected to be available around 18th Jun 2020

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

The elegant, white form of our native foxglove with snow-white flower spikes. Also known as Digitalis purpurea alba.

Albiflora is a biennial or short-lived perennial, which will seed freely if allowed. Does best in light shade in soil which doesn't get too dry.



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): White-flowered foxglove

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.