Yellow Foxglove

Digitalis grandiflora 'Carillon'

Large Yellow Foxglove, Cream-Coloured Foxglove, Great Yellow Foxglove, Fairy Thimbles

profile iconDigitalis grandiflora (massif des Vosges)
by Florian Grossir (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconDigitalis grandiflora (massif des Vosges)
by Florian Grossir (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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A dwarf, compact perennial that produces pale yellow spikes of flowers that are loved by bees. Flowers in the first year.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Cover the flower spikes with a paper bag and shake to collect the seed in late summer. Flowers are good for cutting in summer and will help the display last longer.

Propagation

Seed

Sow indoors in late winter or spring in moist, peaty compost. Alternatively sow seed direct in late summer or autumn.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Loved by bees.

Special features

Origin

Southern Europe, Asia

Natural climate

Temperate to cool climates.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Medicinal

Digitalia is used in cardiac medicine.

Ornamental

Perfect for adding architectural spikes of interest in your large flower beds or borders.

Personality

Family

Plantaginaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Fairly disease and pest-resistant, but leaves may suffer from powdery mildew if the summmer is hot and humid.

Related Problems

Companion plants

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