4 – 9


up to 6 feet


sun to part shade

By: Meriel Bradley

The foxglove produces stunning towers blooms with beautiful cascading flower bells that come in an array of colours.

The brightly-coloured flowers that are tubular hold lots of nectar, which is particularly attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Be careful where you plant them though, as all parts of this plant are highly poisonous.

Quick Facts

Blooms in early to late spring

May reach up to 6 feet depending on the variety

Full sun to part shade

Bees and butterflies and hummingbirds love the flowers which provide plenty of nectar

Biennial plant

Can self seed in its second year if you leave the flowers to set seed after blooming and don’t cut them back

Mulch well in the winter

All parts of this plant are highly poisonous

Zones 4 – 9

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