Possibly the best of all Biennual flowers is the European woodland plant Digitalis, commonly known as Foxgloves. Grows in dappled shade and is well suited for the woodland garden, will also grow well in full sunshine.
There are many varieties to choose from, but I am not so fond of some of the giant specimens that have been coming into the garden centres over the past few years.
Look out for Excelsior the most dramatic of all foxgloves. Flowers completely circle the stems and are held horizontally to show-off beautiful interior spotting.(Digitalis are toxic) Sow seeds in early Spring, and when plants are large enough either in the autumn or spring, plant them up in their flowering position. In future years they will seed themselves, and you will never be without these beautiful flowers.
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Position – Full sun/Part shade/Shade
Height – 150cm
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