Helen Of Troy Foxglove
Digitalis used to be called “Finger-flowers,” because its blossoms resemble the fingers of a glove with the ends cut off. Dwelling in deep hollows and woody dells, this poisonous herb grows easily in any fertile soil, seeds itself freely, and lends a naturalized look at the edge of the woodlands, especially when combined with Aruncus, Actaea or ferns.
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Linear stems, garbed in gleaming, darkly green lanceolate leaves with fine gray-haired margins, spring from a tailored evergreen rosette. Indigenous to Turkey, this hard-to-find Foxglove’s signature is its remarkable soft-looking, earthy flower spikes. Fuzzy, tightly set, silver-washed buds unveil caramel-colored blossoms, featuring elaborately patterned gold and rusty-brown throats plus white lips. Long blooming, more drought tolerant than other Digitalis and happiest in a cool, somewhat shady setting, it can be positioned next to Salvia forsskaolii.
Size: 2' 0" – 2-1/2' high x 12" wide.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Digitalis ferruginea ‘Gigantea Gelber Herold’
- Digitalis grandiflora
- Digitalis x mertonensis
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Camelot Cream’
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Camelot Lavender’
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Pam's Choice’
- Digitalis purpurea ssp. heywoodii ‘Silver Fox’
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Sutton’s Apricot’