Titanotrichum oldhamii

Oldham's Gold Woodland Foxglove

Plant Type:


Titanotrichum oldhamii - This fabulous gesneriad forms late season spikes with hanging funneled bell flowers that remind one of foxglove. In fact, one of its common monikers is Oldham's Gold Woodland Foxglove; say it three times really fast hehehehe. Spikes rise 12 to maybe as tall as 18 inches and may be green, bronzed, dark purple or even green with purple spotting. The outer color and lip of each tube is rich golden yellow while the interior is contrasting red spiced with cinnamon. Basal foliage is modestly hirsute on the rhizomatous species. Leaves are simple, serrate and set in opposite format upon stems. Adaptable from open shade to three-quarters sun this will require good to sharp drainage in average soil. The drainage is especially important in winter. Where it can be grown Titanotrichum oldhamii could make a fantastic wall plant, a rock garden beauty or even a potted plant in an alpine house perhaps. If potted inter it in clay. Established, potted Oldham's Gold Woodland Foxglove via cutting or division.


12 in


12 in


Gold, Red Spotting


(6b?)7 to 10
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Characteristics and Attributes for Titanotrichum oldhamii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn


  • Dappled Shade
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade


  • Potted Plant
  • Wall
  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Collector Plant
  • Rock Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Division
  • Cutting Grown