Digitalis purpurea also known as foxglove, common foxglove, purple foxglove or lady’s glove. The plants are well known as the original source of the heart medicine digoxin (also called digitalis or digitalin). The plant is frequented by bees, which climb right inside the flower tube to gain the nectar within. The green leaves and flowers can make a green dye. They have a bloom time of June to September, and can grow tall, one-sided spires up to 1 and a half metres – flower spikes then turn to face the sun. Flower colour of Digitalis can vary but most commonly you’ll find purple flowers such as this species. These bright flower spikes of bell-shaped flowers are unique and distinctive in the UK landscape. Making the perfect architectural flower spikes for your garden beds and borders.
Foxglove plant seeds sow well in moist conditions whether directly into the ground or using a seed tray. They won’t flower the first year, they’ll spend this time building strength and growing their root systems, and will likely flower once their rosette of leaves exceeds 6 inches wide in the second year. Place in plenty of light for germination and ideal growing conditions. Buy from our range of Foxglove seeds, plugs, and 9cm pots today.