Digitalis purpurea 'Snowy Mountain'

Snowy Mountain Foxglove

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

A sister to 'Candy Mountain' with upward facing white flowers with speckled burgundy throats, very eye-catching. Strong and sturdy stems, an old-time favorite for the perennial border


More About Digitalis purpurea 'Snowy Mountain'

  • upward facing flowers
  • Will naturalize; may not come true from seed.

Digitalis forms large rosettes of downy, green, oblong leaves from which numerous flower spikes emerge. Flowers are closely grouped from top to bottom on each spike. Individual flowers resemble the snipped-off fingers of a glove, hence the common name. Blooms late spring to early summer. Digitalis leaves are a source of the drug digitalis and are highly poisonous.


Height:

24-30 in

Spread:

15-20 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Digitalis purpurea 'Snowy Mountain' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Mass Plant
  • Border
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Re-bloomer
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Early Spring

Flower Color

  • White

Habit

  • Rounded
  • Mounding