The early summer bloom of foxglove can now be seen peeking out along the woodlands and among many cottage wild flower gardens. Easily grown in part to full sun, foxgloves are delightful additions to any garden. They make beautiful cut flowers which last for a very long time, plus they are deer and rabbit resistant and have pollinator-friendly tubular flowers. You can’t go wrong with Digitalis!
Most Foxglove are biennial, which means they will have flowers one year, then just foliage the next year, then flowers the following year. However, we have been growing the Dalmatian Series for a few seasons now. These first year flowering perennials have been true to the claims of being a true perennial, returning with a strong, sturdy growth habit, and being very floriferous every year.
‘Dalmatian Peach’ is a beautiful shade of peach with hints of pink. Its apricot throat is spotted with dark speckles giving it an interesting look to its tubular shaped flower. Growing to 2-3’ tall the spike flowers look great towards the back of a border, along woodlands and along fences. The flowers are very enticing to hummingbirds and bumble bees, who look so adorable going in and out of the flowers all day long.
Other foxgloves available now are:
These varieties are a biennial, so it is best to let them go to seed and naturalize to keep them coming year after year.