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Foxglove ....Common [V]

Genus: Digitalis.

Species: Digitalis.

Self - planted '08 Shenstone back new fence

Skill Level: Beginner

Exposure: Partial shade

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Dry, Moist

Height: 180cm
Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: April to June

Flowers: June to September

Foxglove is a common favourite, produces elegant spires of tubular flowers in June, which are enjoyed by bees throughout the summer. For the best displays, it should be grown annually from seed. Sow in late spring where you want it to flower for blooms the following year. It will grow in virtually any soil as long as it is not very wet or very dry. All parts of the plant cause severe discomfort if ingested. Use gloves when handling the plant as the foliage can irritate the skin.

Photos of this plant

  • Foxgloveselfsownshenstoneleftbackwildernessboundary26.07.08

Reminders for this plant

Due over 10 years ago:


When the leaves die down in fall, cover the base of the plants with fallen leaves or hay.