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.
Tall stately spires grab our attention as closely arranged white buds morph into funnel-shaped creamy white blooms distinguished by deep maroon throats plus ruffle-edged tips with burgundy spots and splotches. Sprouting an attractive evergreen basal rosette of oblong medium green foliage, this perennial’s good-sized undemanding stature can grace a border, a cottage garden or more informal setting, while its ornate self-sowing flowers make a luminous statement against dark-leafed shrubs or hedges. Introduced by Wayside Gardens, ‘Pam’s Choice’ resists deer, lives longer if its blossoms don’t set seed and thrives in organic-rich moderately moist acidic spots that drain well.
Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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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 ssp. heywoodii ‘Silver Fox’
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’
- Digitalis purpurea ‘Sutton’s Apricot’
- Digitalis trojana