What Colour Are Foxgloves

What Colour Are Foxgloves?

What colours do foxgloves come in? Let’s have a look and find out!

What Colour Are Foxgloves?

Pink/Purple Foxgloves

This is by far the dominant colour when it comes to foxgloves. The vast majority of foxgloves you see, particularly in the wild, will be this pink/purple colour.

Purple Foxgloves
Purple Foxgloves

White Foxgloves

These white foxgloves are very common in contemporary gardens, despite the usual cottage garden nature of foxgloves they can work very well in modern, formal gardens. Their height can provide a real stand-out feature.

White Foxgloves
White Foxgloves

Peach Foxgloves

I love this colour and think they look particularly beautiful when grown in pots. There is just something about that beautiful peach colour!

They Can Look Just As Stunning Growing On Their Own
Peach Foxgloves

Yellow Foxgloves

Yellow Foxgloves
Yellow Foxgloves

More On Foxgloves

Foxgloves (Digitalis) is a flowering plant that actually contains biennials, perennials and shrubs all under the common name foxglove.

In the UK at least, most of the foxgloves grown are biennial plants that tend to only flower in their second year before dying.

These plants are native to Europe and even parts of northern Africa, they are woodland plants and as such love a little bit of shade.

As most people are aware foxgloves are poisonous if digested. The active ingredient in foxgloves that makes them poisonous also works as a medicine as as such numerous drugs are made using foxgloves.

Fatalities are rare from foxgloves but they do occur and for this reason, it is important to take care when gardening with foxglove, wear gloves when handling them and make sure you avoid touching your eyes or mouth after handling them.

Most fatalities actually occur when the plant has been mistaken for something else and digested in large quantities.

There have also been numerous reports of young children dying after drinking the vase water that foxgloves have been in. This is definitely something to think about if you plan on using them as a cut flower and your house has children or grandchildren in it!