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  • foxglove
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Digitalis purpurea Excelsior Group


Perfect for pollinators
approx 1000 seeds £2.99
approx 1000 seeds £2.99
  • Position:full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Incredibly tall flower spikes appear throughout summer bearing large, tubular, purple, pink, creamy-yellow or white flowers, each with maroon or purple spotted throats. Try dotting these pastel-coloured foxgloves through the back of a large cottage-style border or leave them to self-seed and form clumps in a woodland setting.

  • Garden care:Lightly press the seed onto the surface of a well-watered seed compost in mid to late spring and keep in a cold frame. When large enough to handle, pot on into individual cells and once they have developed a decent basal rosette of foliage they can be hardened off before planting out. They will usually start to flower in their second year.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Flowering: June-July

  • Approximate quantity: 1000 seeds.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten

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