Five Foxglove Facts for New Gardeners

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A colony of Foxgloves not a skulk or earth as in Foxes

  1. In the first year of growing from seed foxgloves produce a rosette of leaves but no flower as they are a true biennial.
  2. In the second summer they produce a  spike of flowers mainly round three quarters of the circumference. After that they usually die or produce a poor plant in the third year. To compensate they produce a prolific amount of seeds.
  3. Cutting off the first flower spike will encourage several smaller new flowers.
  4. Self sown foxgloves tend to flower in purple shades irrespective of the parent plants.
  5. As woodland plants the leaves can look a bit tatty particularly in dry spots.

For a yellow foxglove: see: Yellow Foxgloves


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