Digitalis purpurea | Foxglove ‘Alba’ (white)
Foxglove is a large woodland wildflower that’s widely popular because of it’s dramatic form and color in the garden. During the first year, this ‘White’ form grows a large rosette of foliage. The following year it will shoot up 5-7+ ft tall towering flower spikes with with white bell flowers that open from the bottom to the top.
Although it’s a biennial, it acts like a perennial by self-seeding each year. Its best to direct sow seed outdoors during late winter/early spring rains. Foxgloves are drought tolerant, thrive in sandy, well-drained soil, and will tolerate full shade to full sun. Would benefit from midday shade in the hottest regions. Dead-head for prolonged blooms.
A variety of pollinators including honeybees, bumblebees, hummingbirds, butterflies and moths find it hard to resist the flower towers. Deer and pest resistant.
All parts of this plant can be poisonous if ingested.
Type: Biennial or short-lived perennial
Sun exposure: Part shade to full sun
Mature height: 5-7+ ft
Mature width: 12-18 inches
Hardiness zones: 4-10