The cream petals have strong blushes of pink and apricot that blend to the most perfect pastel shades before gradually turning white. The whole effect is spectacular. The flowers mass together on one side of the strong stems. Up to 10 stems can grow from each plant. They are excellent for picking.
This tall, showy plant is a striking addition to any garden and adds a nice element of vertical colour. Foxgloves, or digitalis look best grouped toward the back of a bed, where their tall blossoms will brighten any spot.
Foxglove blooms start to open at the bottom of the stalks and gradually move upward providing weeks of fantastic colour.
Plant Foxgloves into well drained soil, water in and keep moist in active growth. This short lived perennial sets viable seed which can be left to naturalise, or collected for sowing. They will flower from the seed in their second year.
Our tip – if you are keen to cut the flowers and want to get the best longevity, cut them in the morning, when the florets are one third to half open.
The individual flowers are about the size and shape of a thimble. Fairies are said to have sewn gloves for foxes from their petals.
Late spring to summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade