Digitalis grandiflora 'Carillon'
Large Yellow Foxglove, Cream-Coloured Foxglove, Great Yellow Foxglove, Fairy Thimbles
A dwarf, compact perennial that produces pale yellow spikes of flowers that are loved by bees. Flowers in the first year.
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.
Sow indoors in late winter or spring in moist, peaty compost. Alternatively sow seed direct in late summer or autumn.
Attracts useful insects
Loved by bees.
Southern Europe, Asia
Temperate to cool climates.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Digitalia is used in cardiac medicine.
Perfect for adding architectural spikes of interest in your large flower beds or borders.
Fairly disease and pest-resistant, but leaves may suffer from powdery mildew if the summmer is hot and humid.