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Wild Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

There’s something honest and magnificent about a beautiful great armful and vase of our native wild foxgloves.
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1000 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

25 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July, the following year from sowing.
Height
1.5m (5ft)
Group/Species
purpurea
Common name
Common Foxglove
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover March-July on compost surface, do not cover. Plant out once roots have filled a small pot, spacing 45cm apart.

Description

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!

Care Tips

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.