Digitalis purpurea 'Campanulata'

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

Sorry, sold out, but we are growing more so check again in a few weeks.

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Plant Details

Quite curious and noted in the herbals of the 17th century. Each stem of normal foxglove flowers is terminated with a remarkable flower that resembles a campanula.

Mixed colours of mauves and whites. Biennial but seeds freely in-situ to come back year after year.

Prefers a sunny or part-shady position and is not fussy about soil type.

Height: 90cm

As these are grown from seed, there is a small possibility that not every plant will exhibit this anomaly, but they will self-seed and some of the new plants will.


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): Foxglove

Picture: Rosser1954 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, 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.