Digitalis purpurea albiflora (White foxglove)

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

The elegant, white form of our native foxglove with snow-white flower spikes. Perfect for cottage garden schemes but equally useful for contemporary designs and white foxgloves have become very popular with garden designers.

Albiflora is a short-lived perennial, lasting for 2-3 years, but which will seed itself readily if allowed and so once you have it you should have it for a long time. Does best in light shade in soil which doesn't get too dry.

Foxgloves are loved by bees and other pollinators.

Height: 90cm


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. 

Synonym: Digitalis purpurea alba.

Common name(s): White-flowered foxglove

Poisonous if eaten.

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