Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Group'

foxglove Excelsior Group

Tall spikes of pink thimbles heavily blotched with maroon and white and the ultimate partner for old-fashioned roses of every shade - a bee pleaser too

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position:full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Flower colour: purple, pink, creamy-yellow or white
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tall spires of large, well-spaced, tubular flowers in soft shades of purple, pin k, creamy-yellow or white, each one with throats spotted maroon or purple appea r from May to July. These pastel-coloured foxgloves are perfect for the back of a large cottage-style border. Although short-lived, given the right conditions they will perpetuate by self-seeding.

  • 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.


  • CAUTION toxic if eaten

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