Foxglove Dwarf Foxy 2000 seeds
( Digitalis purpurea )
Foxgloves are mainly clump-forming plants with whorls of simple, smooth-edged, heavily veined, mid-green leaves that become smaller as they grow up the tall, strongly erect flower spike. From late spring, the flower spikes bear white to yellow, pink to purple, or brown blooms that are bell-shaped, 4-lobed, 2-lipped, and usually downward-facing. The flowers usually open progressively upward along the stem, ensuring a long flowering period.
Hardiness varies with the species, but most are easily cultivated in temperate areas. Digitalis species prefer deep, moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil, and they should be kept well-watered in spring. Most thrive in woodland conditions, but are also suitable for open borders, and they prefer a position in full sun or part-shade. Cut flowering stems down to the ground when flowering has finished to encourage the growth of new flower spikes. Taller species may need staking. Propagate the perennials by division or from basal offsets; raise biennials from seed.
Full Sun or part shade, sow Autumn and Winter,
English cottage garden flower Leave seed uncovered.