Candy pink petals with a rich filling of purple at their centre. It will make a delightfully sweet addition to the garden, and is sure to find a place in your heart.
This showy plant is a striking addition to any garden and adds a nice element of vertical colour. The foliage grows in a thick rosette, below the blooms. Foxgloves, or digitalis look best grouped toward the back of a bed, where the tall blossoms will brighten any spot. It is a vigorous, long blooming plant.
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 (biennial).
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.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade