Digitalis lutea

A perennial foxglove with delicate ivory to primrose spikes of bell flowers. Perfect in a shaded bed. More
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Delicate ivory to primrose spikes of bell flowers. A perennial foxglove, which is the perfect companion to Solomon Seal in a shaded or partly shaded bed. We have this in a glade around our lawn and love it more and more every year.

Genus Digitalis
Group/Species lutea
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Straw foxglove
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Foxgloves appreciate humus-rich soil, slightly on the acid side, out of direct sunlight. Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base.
Flowering May - July
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Sowing and growing foxgloves

Sarah shares her tips on how to grow foxgloves from seed, where to plant, and tips on how to use them as a cut flower.


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