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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' (Thompson & Morgan)
Digitalis can be biennials or usually short-lived perennials forming a rosette of simple leaves with bell-shaped flowers in slender, erect, usually one-sided racemes
D. purpurea f. albiflora is an erect biennial with tall, one-sided spires of pure white, unspotted flowers in summer
Toxicity Highly toxic by ingestion
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in almost any soil, but avoid very wet or very dry situations. Prefers a humus-rich soil in partial shade but will grow in full sun
Propagate by seed sown in situ in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Wildflower meadow
Pruning Cut back after flowering to avoid problems with self seeding
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to powdery mildews and a leaf spot
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