Digitalis (also called foxglove)
Also called Foxglove 'Foxy'.
Hardy biennial grown for tall stems bearing tubular flowers in varying shades of pink to white. Notable for attracting bees.
Flowers in summer.
Habit - upright and firm. H: 1m S: 45cm.
Stem - straight, round, green with pinkish tinges, slightly hairy.
Leaves - mid-green, ovate, slightly hairy.
Flowers - tubular, slightly pendant in shades of pink and creamy yellow. The insides have splotches in brown/dark purple-pink, outlined with cream. There is also a hairy 'landing strip' to facilitate visiting insects.
Seeds - tiny, like brown dust.
Full sun to dappled shade.
Cut down the main flower spike after flowering to encourage a second flush.
Will self-seed freely.
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