Strong, upright stems bursting with blooms. Heavy on the cream, these blooms encapsulate gold and coffee tones in the elaborate details of the petals. Up to 15 stems are produced from a single plant, so you have a floriferous spring/summer with plenty of stems for picking. The flowers have a soft sheen formed by tiny, soft hairs, they are more rounded and have a pronounced lip.
They will flower a little later than D. purpurea so you can extend your season. D. lanata is commonly known as Woolly Foxglove.
This inspiring, 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 middle, or back of a bed, where their tall blossoms will shine. Bees and other beneficial pollinators love these blooms.
Foxglove blooms start to open at the bottom of the stalks and gradually move upwards, 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.
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