Common Name: Foxglove
The Latin translation of the word Digitalis refers to the shape of the flower; resembling the finger of a glove.
Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen||Flower Colour: Brown, Orange|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: May to July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Months to Sow Ouside: March to May
A compact foxglove producing rich orange-brown flowers, each with a purple-brown lip on densely-packed, robust stems in early summer. The basal rosette of foliage is a glossy dark green which provides a wonderful backdrop. An unusual and exotic-looking cultivar that is easy to grow.
All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested and contact with the foliage may irritate skin.
- 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. Foxgloves are great for adding vertical interest to the border and will self-seed freely. They look brilliant in naturalised planting schemes.
Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'