Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) HB/BB
Bold, bright, and stunning, the foxglove has to be one of my favourites. They grow everywhere up here and give a dramatic show with their deep pink tubular flowers in tall spires. The flowers are designed for bumblebees but loved by all bees. Both in the wild and in the garden they are tolerant of many situations but grow best in semi-shade in well drained acidic soil. Ht 1-4ft. Will naturalise easily by seed. CAUTION toxic if eaten.