Wild Foxgloves (Digitalis Purpurea)

Digitalis purpurea (foxgloves) growing wild

Unlike a field of sunflowers that all face the sun, wild foxgloves look every which way. Foxgloves are opportunists, growing where they fall, whether that is together in an open field or isolated in a crack halfway down a wall.

One of the most amusing sights I’ve seen in a garden was lots of foxgloves bedded out neatly in a row, all facing forwards. I wondered what the person who planted them would think about their seedlings?

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day and for Becky’s KindaSquares as they are kindred.

22 Replies to “Wild Foxgloves (Digitalis Purpurea)”

  1. Foxgloves are among those plants that make themselves at home in gardens that aren’t overly “managed.” Last spring I saw a gorgeous procession of them along a gravel road. Not managed at all, except by nature.

  2. I love how they just pop up where they want to. πŸ™‚ (But I bet that the neat-freak will have a fit when the seedlings do their own thing, hehe!)

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