This includes species like Digitalis parviflora, D. ferruginea and D. lanata. Despite their balmy origins, all are hardy and will enjoy growing in the same partially shady conditions as our native species. Bees will thank you, too.
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Discover six ideas for plants to grow with foxgloves, below.
Small-flowered foxglove and bronze fennel
Foxgloves, irises and hairy chervil
Foxgloves, orlaya and greater quaking grass
This wildlife-friendly container includes strawberry foxgloves (Digitalis x mertonensis), white laceflower (Orlaya grandiflora), greater quaking grass (Briza maxima) and campanulas (Campanula glomerata). Perfect for a spot in partial shade.
Euphorbias, snowy woodrush and foxgloves
By limiting the colour palette, this combination of Grecian foxgloves (Digitalis lanata), snowy woodrush (Luzula nivea) and euphorbia (Euphorbia x martini) focusses on the fluffy textures and soaring flower spikes.
Ferns, foxgloves and campanulas
This combination has a more natural, woodland feel, and is ideal for planting in dappled shade beneath trees. Similar foxglove cultivars you could grow include ‘Sugar Plum’ and ‘Pam’s Split’. Planted with the foxgloves are campanulas (Campanula rotundifolia), Japanese tassel fern (Polystichum) and deschampsia.
Rusty foxgloves, white valerian and alliums
Caring for foxgloves
Foxgloves enjoy growing in a rich, well-draining soil, so keep them well-watered, right from the base of the plant. Don’t forget to save the seed once flowering is over, as it’s easy to grow foxgloves from seed.