Digitalis 'Vesuvius'

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

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

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

The grey hairy foliage makes this perennial stand out. Shades of soft pink, sometimes white flowers, with lighter almost white throats. Each flower looks like it has a river of lava flowing from it. Will seed itself if flowers are allowed to set seed.

Around 2 feet tall so shorter than most foxgloves.

Many branching stems of flower prolong the show. Great for sunny sites or even dry. 

Does best in light shade.

Height: 60cm

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): Foxglove

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.