Digitalis lutea


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Hardy perennial

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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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