Digitalis Purpurea Excelsior – Foxglove
A superb hybrid of the common foxglove that produces tall spikes of flowers that vary in colour from whites – purples. An excellent choice for cut flowers
Sow the seed thinly under glass in Jan – Jun on the surface of a good quality seed compost
DO NOT COVER the seed as it needs light to germinate.
Once large enough to handle prick out and transplant the seedlings into 9 cm pots
Plant out in Autumn / Spring for flowering the following year.
Caution – Seeds & flowers are poisonous if eaten. Do not plant within where children or animals have access to the seeds or flowers once fully grown. Foxglove is a key pollinator but should be grown with great care and well thought out placement.
Thank you for helping us to plant half a million flower seeds to support pollinators.