A colony of Foxgloves not a skulk or earth as in Foxes
- In the first year of growing from seed foxgloves produce a rosette of leaves but no flower as they are a true biennial.
- 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.
- Cutting off the first flower spike will encourage several smaller new flowers.
- Self sown foxgloves tend to flower in purple shades irrespective of the parent plants.
- As woodland plants the leaves can look a bit tatty particularly in dry spots.
For a yellow foxglove: see: Yellow Foxgloves