Digitalis purpurea

Common Foxglove



A beautiful biennial or short lived perennial with soft hairy oval leaves.  Spires of soft pink to bright rosy-purple flowers (spotted within) are produced in summer.  Although short lived this is a freely self sowing plant, providing lots of babies if conditions are right.  Great for bumblebees.

Grows in almost any soil, except very wet or very dry areas.  Prefers partial shade but will tolerate full sun.

Height 1.5-2.5m x 50cm – 50cm