As well as the common foxglove
(D purpurea), which has produced a lot of varieties, a number of other species should be grown more widely.
Popular biennials include Canterbury Bells, common foxglove
, Sweet William and other beautiful blooms.
THE staple of any cottage garden is the common foxglove
- stately spires of purple or white tubular blooms.
Imagine if the common foxglove
could only be found growing in rocky ravines in a remote part of Kashmir.
Other choices include bell-flowers (Campanula lactiflora and C medium), border penstemon, common foxglove
Digitalis purpurea), delphiniums, and hollyhocks.
Plant common foxglove
or English lavender in your wellies to help make them bee-friendly.
The common foxglove
can look attractive in a border but there are plenty of named plants and different varieties to go at which will give you flower spikes anything between 18in and 6ft long.