DIGITALIS: Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials that are commonly called foxgloves. The scientific name means "finger-like" and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow.
So the story goes that a young Irish nursery girl was told to clear a trayful of old Foxglove plants. They all succumbed with the exception of this, 'Elsie Kelsey', which had beautiful snowhite bells and a raspberry jam lip. Positively stunning and a feast for bees. Hardy in zones 3-10Also reseeds easily! Height: 4-6 feet Proper name: Digitalis purpurea 'Elsey Kelsey'