Digitalis grandiflora

Digitalis grandiflora

Large yellow foxglove

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Digitalis grandiflora
  • Common name: Large yellow foxglove
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Foxgloves are European woodland plant that come in many forms – some dwarf and others very tall, usually in shades of pink and red. Most varieties are biennial, meaning they flower in their second year, before setting seed and dying. Foxgloves look fantastic in the middle to back of ornamental borders, where their tall flowering spires lift the eye to the furthest reaches of the garden. They’re also much prized by bumblebees and other pollinating insects.

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Digitalis grandiflora is shortlived perennial, with evergreen foliage. Easy to grow, it produces tall spires of pale yellow, tubular flowers. Cut to the ground after flowering, or leave some spikes standing so that you can collect and sow seeds in July. Like most foxgloves, Digitalis grandiflora is perfect for growing in cottage garden schemes, particularly towards the back of a border.

How to grow Digitalis grandiflora

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

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Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Digitalis grandiflora and wildlife

Digitalis grandiflora is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Digitalis grandiflora poisonous?

Digitalis grandiflora can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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