Wild Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- May - July, the following year from sowing.
- 1.5m (5ft)
- Common name
- Common Foxglove
- Moist but Well-drained
- 1000 seeds
- Part Shade
- 45cm (18in)
- Sow under cover March-July on compost surface, do not cover. Plant out once roots have filled a small pot, spacing 45cm apart.
There’s something honest and magnificent about a beautiful great armful and vase of our native wild foxgloves. I love growing them for parties, weddings and friends in May or June. And they are very easy!
Remove the first flower spike early to encourage more 'prince' flowers from the base. May require protection from severe frost. Caution: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.