PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Digitalis purpurea
Foxglove
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Biennial, Hardy
Flowering period Spring - early summer
Height 36-72in/90-180cm
Light preference Sun or part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Spring or Autumn, Surface
This, the original, wild form of the traditional cottage garden biennial plant, will be familiar to all, with its tall spires of blooms in a variety of pink shades above rosettes of large, mid-green leaves. The flowers are much loved by pollinating insects, especially bumble bees.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Can be sown direct in autumn or spring, lightly raked into the soil, thinning resultant seedlings to 12-18in apart. Alternatively, sow thinly in a cool greenhouse or cold frame, on the surface of a pot or module of good quality compost, covering with a fine sprinkling of sifted compost or vermiculite. Do not exclude light, which is necessary for germination. Pot seedlings on and plant out when large enough.
Seed
1 packet £1.75

Seed
1 packet - 200 seeds approx £1.75

Ex. cream
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