Use: They can be planted beneath tall trees together with astilbes, bellflowers, ferns, and other shade loving plants. Foxgloves will thrive in sun or shade, but they were originally forest plants and prefer shade. In the sun, foxgloves make fine verticals to set amoung daylilies and various low growing plants.
Warning: Foxgloves are POISONOUS and should be used only as an ornamental.
Culture: Foxgloves absolutely require good drainage to prevent root rot. The soil should be rich in organic matter and be kept slightly moist. Foxgloves do not tolerate lime. Although classified as a biennial, foxglove self-sows so generously that once planted, it can be considered permanent. Removing all faded flower spikes during summer will extend the flowering season by preventing the plants from going to seed prematurely.