Rehmannia elata ‘Alba’ WHITE BEVERLEY BELLS –
(Also known as WHITE CHINESE FOXGLOVE)
This rare beauty has rough, palmate leaves, with its foliage spreading to 60cm. Rehmannia elata ‘Alba’ produces 80cm white spires of trumpet like flowers rising in summer. These somewhat resemble foxgloves heance the common name, but are in no way related to the digitalis genus. It enjoys dappled light or can tolerate deep shade. Yet it is quite versatile, grows in Sun just not all day, harsh heat. When established it’s even fairly drought-tolerant. trumpet like white flowers
Rare Award Winning Plant
The plant was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, in 2013. Extensive trials on such plants may last for one or more years to prove its worth to such award.
– Height with flowers: 80cm approx.
– Width: 50cm approx.
– Position: Dappled Light, Woodland, Deep Shade.
– Soil: Well Drained, Will tolerate a range of soil conditions. Also grows well in sandy, chalky or loamy soils.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and Birds
– Care: Fairly low-maintenance. Spent flower stems should be deadheaded to promote further blooms.
– Deer, Rabbit & Pest resistance: Usually left alone by deer and rabbit. Snails and slugs may eat the fresh foliage so keep an eye on this, a dose of snail bait will keep these pests at bay.
– Origin: Native to China.