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Foxglove | Digitalis purpurea

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5000 in stock (can be backordered)

1x 15cm plug plant

Introducing Foxglove: a biennial wonder gracing your garden with elegant spikes of pink to purple blooms. Loved by bumblebees, this easy-to-grow wildflower adds a touch of enchantment. Elevate your landscape with Foxglove’s regal allure, a perfect choice for a vibrant and wildlife-friendly haven.

Description

Botanical Information: Foxglove

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), a stately biennial or short-lived perennial, graces gardens with its dramatic spikes of tubular flowers. Standing at 90 to 150 centimetres, it showcases an array of pink to purple blooms with distinctive spotted throats.

Habitat

Native to woodland clearings and edges, this species prefers partial shade and well-drained, acidic soils. Its natural habitat extends across Europe, where it effortlessly integrates into the dappled sunlight of forest understories.

Benefits to Wildlife

Foxglove is a haven for pollinators, particularly bumblebees. The tubular flowers provide a convenient landing platform, allowing these industrious insects to access nectar deep within. The plant’s role as a nectar source contributes to the health of local pollinator populations.

Conservation Status in the UK

Considered native and widespread, this biennial is not currently under threat in the UK. Its adaptability to various environments contributes to its resilience. However, mindful conservation practices ensure the preservation of natural habitats where Foxglove thrives.

Ease of Growing

Foxglove is relatively easy to grow, making it a popular choice for gardens. While it readily self-seeds, the plant is not invasive and can be managed easily.

With its regal appearance and wildlife-friendly attributes, foxglove is a captivating addition to both cultivated gardens and natural landscapes. Its tall spires of blossoms add vertical interest, and its contribution to local ecosystems makes it a valuable ally for both gardeners and the environment. Explore the enchanting world of Foxglove in your outdoor haven.

More Information

The Wildlife Trusts

The Woodland Trust

Species From the Same Habitat

Giant Bellflower | Campanula latifolia

Rough Chervil | Chaerophyllum temulum

Red Clover | Trifolium pratense

ALL WILDFLOWERS

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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