Foxglove Digitalis 'purpurea'
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea is one of the most adaptable flowers you can put in your garden, in deep shade or full sun where they will thrive, floweri...Read More
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Foxglove Digitalis purpurea is one of the most adaptable flowers you can put in your garden, in deep shade or full sun where they will thrive, flowering freely on tall stems providing a feeding source for dozens of bumblebees all at the same time.
As your foxglove plants come into flower enjoy the attention they bring from our much-loved British insects like bumblebees and lacewings. Growing to a height of 60-90cm (2-3 ft) they look great at the back of borders or under trees that give heavy shade. Foxgloves even thrive in containers if you want a wildlife garden but have a concreted back yard only.
With a rosette of large leaves at the base of the flowers, there is opportunity for mammals and ground-loving birds to shelter and hide from the searing sun and predators. If you love your foxgloves give the spikes of flowers a tap or two to disperse seeds for seedlings for next generation of flowers.