Foxgloves, also known as Digitalis, are tall and stately biennial plants that add a charming cottage garden feel to any landscape. They produce towering spikes of trumpet-shaped flowers in a range of colors, from soft pinks and creams to deep purples and blues, with spotted or solid throats. Foxgloves pair well with other classic cottage garden plants such as roses, lavender, delphiniums, and peonies. Their height and vertical interest make them a great addition to the back of a border, while their delicate flowers add a whimsical touch to any garden. Foxgloves prefer partial shade and well-draining soil, and can also be grown as a short-lived perennial with proper care.
- Common Name(s):Foxglove ‘Dwarf Carillon’
- Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
- How big will I get? Digitalis grandiflora ‘Dwarf Carillion’ can grow to a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m.
- Did You Know That:The name Digitalis comes from the Latin for finger, due to the similarity of the flowers to a thimble.
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Digitalis grandiflora ‘Dwarf Carillion’ is a versatile plant and can cope with wet or drier soils, but prefers there to be decent drainage. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Digitalis grandiflora ‘Dwarf Carillion’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.
Digitalis grandiflora ‘Dwarf Carillion’ should be deadheaded regularly to promote new flowers coming through. This will prolong the flowering period of the plant as it saves the energy that the plant would have put into producing seeds and allows it to produce more flowers!
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Digitalis grandiflora ‘Dwarf Carillion’ can have problems with aphids, slugs and snails, it can be vulnerable to certain diseases such as powdery mildews, downy mildews and leaf spot. It is also known to attract bees and butterflies. It is toxic to cats, dogs, horses and people.