I Love The Arctic Fox Rose Foxglove

May 28, 2021 | Love This!

Name:  Digitalis hybrida ‘Balroxose’ aka foxglove Arctic Fox Rose

Type of Plant: Upright perennial plant that grows 18” to 24” tall and 12” to 16” wide. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.

Why I Love/Hate this plant: First of all, know that I love all foxgloves, especially Digitalis purpurea, the biennial varieties that flower in June. So when the people at DarwinPerennials sent me three Arctic Fox Rose I figured that I’d like them, and I grouped them in a corner of my front perennial garden.

This plant is a sweet, short Digitalis that flowers in June and makes a good cut flower. But what really impressed me was that when I deadheaded the spent flowers at the end of June, it produced new bloom stalks, and was still flowering in late September!

Equally impressive, all three plants are back this spring and flowering again. The flower color is a great blend of coral and pink, and since it’s shorter than the biennial Digitalis purpurea, you could plant this in containers and it never needs staking.

A Word to the Wise: Keep your eyes out for this new foxglove, then plant it and enjoy!

This is how the Arctic Fox Rose foxglove looks in my garden in late May as it is coming into flower. I have it growing in front of a lavender plant.

Here is that same group of Arctic Fox Rose as they looked on September 21st last fall!

Even the buds are sweet as they open first in the early spring, and then again on new flower spikes in the summer. Be sure to deadhead the spent flowers by removing the old stalks as the first blooms go by.

I included these foxglove flowers in small bouquets all summer, but here is on in a September garden still life.


  1. Ellie

    I certainly will be on the lookout for this one! I love that it’s not gigantically tall and that it reblooms! Almost sounds too good to be true.

  2. Loran Smith

    Curious if this self-seeds like a traditional digitalis and if it grows true to seed?

    • CL Fornari

      No, this plant has not reseeded for me – in fact, it died after three years.


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