Flower of the Week, 26th June.

Foxgloves contain a heart stimulant, digitalis, which can be extremely dangerous. They are a biennial so flower in their second season, though sometimes will survive to flower again. They produce tiny seeds prolifically and seem to prefer a dry and harsh environment.

The native plant is mainly a pinky purple colour with whites being rarer.
We also have a pretty cream coloured cultivar.
The insides of the flowers have an attractive inkblot pattern.

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