Owl's Acre Seed

Foxgloves

Elizabeth Crawford

Bold and seductive, foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea and related species) always capture my heart at this time of year. They have been elegantly crowding the Devon hedgerows since June, and are finally beginning to give way to tangles of green, early seedheads, wild raspberries and morning glory that signal the maturing of summer. Owl's Acre Seed are now selling seed of two hybrid digitalis species – Digitalis x Martina and Digitalis x Lucas. These varieties are more stocky and branched than the wild varieties, and being sterile will flower for several weeks longer than their woodland cousins. They are perfect for landscape and container planting, and have exciting potential for cut flower applications. Find more information here and buy seed here

Wild foxglove in Penny's Wood, South Devon, June 2016.

Wild foxglove in Penny's Wood, South Devon, June 2016.

Digitalis x Martina in East Yorkshire garden, June 2016.

Digitalis x Martina in East Yorkshire garden, June 2016.