Digitalis davisiana –
Soft gold spires. Slender, elegant gloves of flowers, netted inside with purple veins. Summer spires to 90cm. Enjoys ½ Shade / Dappled Sun, but tough and obliging. Hails from Turkey, so naturally copes with bursts of hot and dry. Soundly perennial and long lived. Lovely glossy neat clump of foliage. No staking needed.
Rated as Rabbit and Deer resistant (unless they are starving of course – but at least they don’t choose it first).
Attracts and feeds nectar sipping birds, butterflies and bees. Good cut flower in a large arrangement.
– Height with flowers: 90cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Partial Shade, Woodlands, Dappled Light, Full Sun.
– Soil: Rich, Well Drained.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Perennial.
– Attracts: Attracts and feeds nectar seeking birds, butterflies and bees.
– Beware: All parts of any foxglove are toxic to humans and other mammals.
– Care: Deadhead central flower spikes after three-fourths of it has faded to encourage more flowers.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Toxic; deer and rabbits should be to smart to have a nibble.
– Origin: Native to Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean Basin.