DIGITALIS cariensis subsp. Ikarica

Part shade
Well drained soil
Pollinator friendly
Pot Size


Digitalis cariensis subsp. ikarica

Height x Spread 50cm x 30cm

This perennial, native to the Greek Islands, is found naturally growing in free-draining gravel and stony soil.  It forms a good perennial base but unlike most other Digitalis produces branched flower spikes rather than the upright single flower stem seen on others. Flowering in summer these small foxglove type flowers are cream to tawny orange in colour and very pollinator friendly.

Although not divisible, this Digitalis will come true from seed. It works well in gravel gardens but could be grown in a container, in which case we would advise you to use Melcourt Peat-free Compost with Added John Innes for better drainage. It grows in both sun or part shade.

This Digitalis would look fabulous with Anthemis cupaniana 'Nana', Armeria caespitasa ‘Bevan’s Variety’, Helianthemum ‘Wisley White’ and Erodium ‘Felicity’ as they will offset the shape and colour beautifully.

All parts are poisonous.