Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora is the botanical name for our naturally occurring, white-flowered form of Digitalis purpurea – the foxglove. I adore both our pink-flowered foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) and this stunning white-flowered form – they’re two of my favourite plants. I’ve grown foxgloves in every garden I’ve created; I used to grow foxgloves at my allotment, too; I simply can’t be without these fabulous plants!
Digitalis purpurea is the botanical name for one of our stunning wildflowers – the foxglove. Foxgloves are charming plants that produce towering spires of handsome pink-purple flowers in June, July, and August. We may chance upon Digitalis purpurea plants during country walks. Groups of Digitalis purpurea flowers brighten our walks as we traipse through woodlands or heathlands, along coastal paths, over banks and hillsides, and alongside hedges and towpaths.
Digitalis ‘Camelot Cream’ is an absolutely fabulous foxglove! This F1 hybrid flowers for a really long time, much longer than many foxgloves, producing flowering stems that are full of gorgeous cream flowers, which are decorated with crimson-maroon freckles. It’s a really very pretty plant that’s so popular with bees!
Sometimes Digitalis ‘Camelot Cream’ performs as a biennial, other times as a short lived perennial.
Digitalis x valinii ‘Firebird’ is a perennial foxglove that was bred by John Fielding, in the UK. This is a really unusual foxglove; it’s a strikingly beautiful plant, which is praised for its robust character, as well as its good looks. Digitalis x valinii ‘Firebird’ was created during a specially developed breeding programme that set out to develop new, hardy foxgloves.
Digitalis ‘Lemoncello’ is a new biennial foxglove, which was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. Digitalis ‘Lemoncello’ produces lemon-yellow coloured flowers all around each flower stem, as opposed to just having the flowers all over to one side of the flower stem – as you find with many of the beautiful foxgloves that grow as wild flowers, in the countryside.
After a name change, when this plant was briefly known by the botanical name Isoplexis canariensis, the Canary Island foxglove has now reverted back to its earlier botanical name of Digitalis canariensis. This tender, evergreen shrub is endemic to the Canary Islands, where plants grow in forests and woodland areas.
Digitalis canariensis grows to 1.5m (5ft) tall. This foxglove grows well when planted in moist, well-drained soils, in full sun or partial shade, in a sheltered location.