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