Botanical name: Digitalis
Common name: Foxglove
With tall spires of thimble-like flowers rising from rosettes of soft downy leaves, foxgloves have long been popular choices for cottage gardens and wild, informal plantings. Most of the perennial types are short lived and will need replacing as they decline. Allow biennials to self-seed or replace annually after flowering for a summer display.
How gardeners can help our declining bees and other pollinators
Seed: collecting and storing
Shade planting: annuals, bulbs and perennials
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