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- Position: partial shade
- Soil: moist but well-drained, preferably alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: June to July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Slightly glossy rich green leaves form a basal clump, from which stout stems arise in early summer bearing small soft yellow trumpets that are attractive to pollinating insects. More reliably perennial than many other foxgloves, it makes a welcome addition to the woodland floor, where it will settle in nicely with ferns and other shade-lovers.
- 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.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten
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Can I just check that these will flower this year? I have been waiting for them to come available to plant by my woodland stream.
MicheleAsked on 11/4/2015 by Woodland from North Essex
I'm afraid we can't guarantee they will as this is influenced by exterior factors, but I would say there is a very good chance that they will.Answered on 21/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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