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Digitalis lutea

Foxglove

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (194201)

Plant details

Found growing wild from central Europe to Italy and North-West Africa, this choice foxglove produces slender stems of pale yellow flowers from early to mid-summer. Unlike many foxgloves, it is a perennial, blooming year after year. It prefers a shady spot in well-drained, chalky soil.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Digitalis

Species: lutea

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May


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