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Digitalis lutea

Yellow foxglove

Location:

The Tennis Court Garden and elsewhere.

Description:

A short-lived hardy perennial native to the northern Mediterranean H 90cm. The flowers are petite tubular, yellow, with brown dots on the inside of the corolla. Flowers are borne beginning in late spring, then sporadically throughout the summer.

Site and Care:

Foxgloves are good for a border or naturalizing in woodland. They can be grown in almost any soil and situation, except very wet or very dry, although most prefer humus-rich soil in partial shade. They self seed profusely, so unless seedlings are required dead head after flowering. Deadheading will provide a secondary flush of bloom. Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in late spring.