Foxglove Carillon

Compact and colourful.

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Foxglove ‘Carillon’ is a dwarf, evergreen plant that has plenty of glorious yellow flower spikes. The florets are decorated with brown freckles. This robust perennial variety will flower for many years.
Foxglove blooms start to open at the bottom of the stems and gradually move upward, providing you with weeks of fantastic colour. The flower stems rise up amid large, green rosettes of thick, hairy foliage.
Foxglove ‘Carillon’ is a perennial Foxglove, so you can enjoy them year round. They will even respectfully set seed at a slow and steady rate in ideal conditions. Beneficial pollinators love these blooms. You can cut back the first flush of blooms, fertilise, and you should have a second show for autumn in just a few weeks.
You can even grow Foxglove ‘Carillon’ in pots – you just need to ensure you keep the moisture up during active growth.
The large, showy plants are a striking addition to any garden. Digitalis look best grouped toward the back of a bed, where their tall florets will brighten any spot. Plant Foxgloves into well drained soil and keep them moist in active growth.
Foxgloves grow best in cool climates and thrive in frosty locations.
The flowers of Foxgloves are produced on a tall spike and are tubular. The individual flowers are about the size and shape of a thimble. Fairies are said to have sewn gloves for foxes from their petals, hence the common name. It is also said you can leave a message for the fairies by whispering to the morning dew on the flowers.

Code

DIACR

Botantical name

Digitalis grandiflora

Height

30-50cm

Width

30-50cm

Flowers

Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2