Plant type

Biennial or short-lived perennial

Height & spread

1-2m x 60cm

Wildlife benefit

Bee and moth caterpillar plant

  • Although tolerant of sun, foxgloves do best in partial shade – perfect therefore for the woodland garden, giving both height and colour.
  • Spires of tubular, purple flowers with spotted throats are produced in early summer. A British native.
  • Used by the Lesser Yellow Underwing, Angle Shades and Setaceous Hebrew Character Moth as a caterpillar food plant.
  • Excellent bee and bumblebee plant.