Foxglove Seeds

Vertical color

The backbone of the cottage garden, Foxgloves (Digitalis) add tall spikes of vertical color to the sunny to partly shaded border and bed. Long, elegantly hooded blooms, often freckled within, make lovely cut flowers and are left alone by deer and other nibbling creatures. This plant is a short-lived perennial or biennial, but self-sows easily if allowed to go to seed in the garden. Digitalis thrives in acidic soils, though not in full sunlight, in a range of habitats. Foxglove frequently grows where the ground has been disturbed, such as woodland recently burned or cleared. Plant in spring or fall!