An easy to grow foxglove
Native to the Mediterranean basin, Spanish foxglove, Spanish digitalis or fingerhut foxglove produces delicate soft pink spike flowers in early summer. (*)
Hardy, easy to grow and very tolerant of sun and passing drought, it's a good addition to the edge of a mixed border or a rock garden.
Digitalis thapsi is an ephemeral perennial or biennial and reseeds itself as easily as its cousin Digitalis purpurea, the common or purple foxglove. In contrast, however, it has a compact habit and short inflorescences.
Grow in the sun (not scorching) or in partial shade, under trees, in ordinary garden soil that is well drained in winter. Acid to neutral soil. Height: 50 cm.
Synonym: Digitalis thapsi 'Spanish Peaks'
(*) prune after flowering and it will flower again in the autumn.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: spring flowers