The flowers of Helen of Troy Foxglove are delightful. They are cream and gold with intricate mahogany patterning. The blooms open from the bottom to the top allowing for a long show. This is a perennial Foxglove, so you can enjoy it for many years.
An evergreen, the mid to dark green leaves of the Helen of Troy Foxglove have lovely, soft hairs that feel wonderful to touch. In ideal conditions they will set seed at a polite rate. Seedlings are easily moved in spring if required.
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.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade