DIGITALIS purpurea

Large
Part shade
Purple
Reasonable soil
Summer
Bee friendly
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Description

Height x Spread: 120cm x 45cm

Widely known as the Common Foxglove, this much loved plant bears lofty spires of bright purple pink thimble-like flowers that hang downwards to one side above a basal rosette.

Practically an absolute must for any cottage garden border, adding interest and height as it grows through other plants, it also looks wonderful planted in swathes through a dappled woodland garden.  A true bee magnet, this biennial plant will self-seed freely.  It thrives in dappled shade in a humus-rich soil but can tolerate full sun if the soil is not too dry. 

All parts are poisonous.

Available for Mail Order from April -  August