Yellow foxglove

Digitalis grandiflora

Yellow foxglove - Digitalis grandiflora

Common Name: Yellow foxglove
Genus: Digitalis
Species: grandiflora

The Latin translation of the word Digitalis refers to the shape of the flower; resembling the finger of a glove.

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Acting as a magnet to bees, the yellow trumpet-shaped flowers that appear on the upright flowerspikes from early summer add vertical movement to the planting scheme. Ideally suited to the woodland edge, they also make wonderful additions to the herbaceous border.

All parts of the plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested and contact with the foliage may irritate skin.

  • Garden care: Ensure that the soil is kept moist in summer. After flowering cut back the flowered spikes to encourage more sideshoots. Cut down to the ground after flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-ro tted organic matter around the plant in early spring.

    These plants are mainly biennial although they will produce plenty of new sideshoots and self-seed freely.


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