Wednesday, March 6, 2013

FOXGLOVE - Digitalis Purpurea - Tall Flowering Spikes

007 FOXGLOVE - Digitalis Purpurea

Foxglove (rich crimson) makes a tall showy display at the back of your cottage garden, great for borders down a driveway and they often choose to self seed right where you think you dont need them until you see their dramatic floral display... Gorgeous! 
Bees and Bumblebees love them - they can be heard inside the flower chambers as they buzz!

Sprinkle seed when frost is past, mine have been relatively forgotten amongst the other plants, but have certainly made themselves known with a striking display! 

Easy to grow, but remember foxglove is toxic, and should be handled with care.
Snap off the spent flowering spikes to avoid spreading the seed everywhere. 

Medicinal use - professional only
TOXIC PLANT - all parts.

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