Gloves for Foxes
Saturday, 02 Jun 12 Rainy 11°C / 52°F
Apathetic towards a great many flowers I may be (and by apathetic I mean I love it but there’s no passion), but my my, foxgloves tick every box for me. Tall, elegant and intricately patterened, a colourful raceme that rockets up to signify the start of summer.
A few months ago I suddenly discovered how much I loved tulips, but Digitalis are so much better. A perfect plant, and as English as it gets. As a fan of bright exotics and weird succulents, I don’t necessarily prefer the cottage garden look, yet foxgloves bring in powerful structures and exciting blooms, greatly improving any space.
I have been so lucky to be surprised with a variety of cultivars in my garden, despite only planting ‘Apricot Beauty’ last year.
As with most blooms, they look particularly sumptuous after the heavy rain.
1: Digitalis ‘Apricot Beauty’
2: Digitalis purpurea
3: Digitalis ‘White Frills’
4: Digitalis ‘White Freckles’
5: My little garden at the moment. :)