Every early summer, one of the flowering plants I most look forward to seeing in bloom is the foxglove. With its tall spires of pastel, tubular flowers, this plant can make a striking addition to any home garden. It is also reasonably simple to establish and care for, being a biennial which spreads itself easily and quickly through the years.
However, foxglove plants are also highly poisonous and some consideration needs to be given to their placement in areas where small children or animals may be exposed to the plant. Every single portion of the plant is toxic, from its leaves to its seeds to even its root system. Yet foxglove, known formerly by the genus Digitalis, is also responsible for the important pharmaceutical product of the same name.
Read on to learn more about this beautiful flower, as well as enjoy photographs of them in bloom. You will also find links for buying seeds and established plants for your own garden.