Digitalis dubia, SPANISH PINK PERENNIAL FOXGLOVE, Dwarf perennial foxglove, Digitalis purpurea f. dubia –
Shell pink, large glamorous flaring glove flowers, spotted inside with deeper pink, on spires to 30cm. Sun. Frost hardy. Petite but tough little beauty. Comes from Spain, so naturally built to cope with hot and dry spells. Attractive neat foliage clump, with textured wrinkly leaves coated with grey velvet underneath (helps them cope with heat). Particularly hardy in heat & frost.
Rated as Rabbit and Deer resistant (unless they are starving of course – but at least they will choose it last). No staking needed. Attracts and feeds nectar seeking birds, butterflies and bees. Good cut flower in a large vase.
– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 20cm 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 the Balearic Islands of Spain.