I Love Foxgloves

I could not let May end without mentioning my foxgloves.

I consider them fascinating.

Each thimble is designed to guide a bee into it.

The spots inside are like little landing lights.

The tall spikes of blooms and fluffy leaves below create perfect balance.

I have planted them many places from which they disappear, only to reappear somewhere else.

Digitalis purpurea

Seeds sown in the fall will sprout in spring and bloom a year later.

They are self-sowing biennials. Enjoy them wherever they choose to grow.

Flow

5 thoughts on “I Love Foxgloves

  1. I never thought about the spots being bee “landing lights” inside a foxglove flower – what a great Mother Nature idea! I have one plant right now that is about to bloom. It will be a pure white one, so I hope the poor bees don’t ignore it!

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