Foxglove Seeds - Digitalis purpurea - Native Wildflower

Type: Hardy biennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 1m
Flowering Time: Summer
Site and soil type: Moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, directly into soil or under cover, into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 0.38g / 5000 seeds

Foxgloves are well-known tall wild plants with purple bell flowers, (occasionally white).

Very popular with bumblebees not only as a source of pollen but also to use as an overnight roosting place.

Often found in woodland and will tolerate some shade but will happily grow in other sites.

Warning: All parts of the plant are poisonous.

Foxgloves provide food for the following wild creatures:

  • Long-tongued bumblebees
  • butterflies such as the Heath Fritillary butterfly πŸ› 
  • moths including Foxglove Pug moth πŸ›, Frosted Orange moth πŸ›, Large Yellow Underwing moth πŸ›
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list 

**RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

**The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.