Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis purpurea

Zones: 4 – 10
Bloom Time: Early summer
Height: 2’ – 5’

Foxglove, a biennual, has a stunning spired blossom that attracts pollinators, including hummingbirds.

It will self-seed readily if it is not deadheaded. (Although since it is a biennial, you will need to let some of the flowers go to seed if you want the foxgloves to grow back in future years).

The distinctive blossom, which comes in a variety of colors, looks stunning poking through a bed of pachysandra ground cover.

It likes dappled or partial sun.

Be aware that foxglove is poisonous.