I'm still amazed to see whole woodland hillsides in Normandy covered with the spectacular rosy purple spikes of purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea
). I just can't get over the idea of this spectacular plant being a wildflower. This hardy biennial will selfsow handily if you keep the soil around it open and refrain from mulching.
Press the fine seed into well-drained soil in shade or sun from spring through fall. Grows around 2 feet tall.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 1 g (about 11,000 seeds)