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White Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea 'Alba')

$10.00
Item #:
605061
Availability:
Sold out for the season.
Item #:
605061
Availability:
Sold out for the season.

Description

Hardy biennial
Description:  White, tubular flowers with small purple spots bloom in late spring to early summer.
Habit: Flower stalks grow 4 to 6 feet and broad basal leaves spread 18 to 24 inches
Culture: Prefers sun to part shade and well-prepared garden loam and even moisture
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 through 8
Origin: Europe
Attributes: Deer resistant, attracts bees


Both white and purple Foxgloves were grown in American gardens by 1735, and likely became more common after their medicinal properties were discovered in the late eighteenth century. Native to Britain, they have escaped from gardens in some areas of the United States. John Custis of Williamsburg noted growing the White Foxglove in the 1740's. Both purple and white forms were included in the list of plants offered by Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in 1804.

Arrives in a 4" pot.

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