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Foxglove

Vigorous variety and long flowering

A striking foxglove with tall spikes of white tubular flowers with striking maroon-burgundy markings. A handsome addition to a garden that the bees will love, makes a good cut flower too.

Where?

Ideal for a sheltered, sunny or shady spot in a cottage garden style border, woodland or wildlife garden. They will self seed freely and produce lots of seedlings that will flower the next year.

How?

Foxgloves love fertile moist soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 95 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Caution toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 110 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From April to September