Providing architectural height to borders, Digitalis purpurea 'Excelsior Hybrid' is a popular and remarkable strain of Foxgloves boasting tall spikes of pendulous, funnel-shaped blossoms in a lovely range of pastel colors including pink, lavender, and white. Arranged all around the spike, the blooms of this eye-catching biennial or short-lived perennial display throats copiously spotted with maroon or purple. Blooming profusely from late spring to mid-summer, they are attractive to hummingbirds, which hover near the tubular blossoms, and to birds that flock to the seedheads in the fall. The plant forms a low rosette of coarse, hairy leaves in the first year, bursting into flower the second spring, then setting seed and usually dying. Offering a long-lasting floral display, this eye-catching plant naturalizes well, as it self-sows freely, and creates lovely colonies in the landscape.
Height: 4 - 6'
Spread: 1 - 2'
Spacing 18 - 24"
Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours) or Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours)
Blooms: Late Spring through Mid Summer