A lovely foxglove with large, soft unusual crushed-strawberry flowers that rise above a rosette of fairly evergreen, deep green leaves. More perennial than some.
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Very easy to grow and worthy of a place in any garden.
Does best in light shade in soil which doesn't get too dry.
Bee Catchers, Dead Men's Thimbles, Fairy Bells, Fairy Fingers or, the most common name, Foxgloves. Traditionally associated with magic, fox gloves were supposedly given to the fox by fairies so he could creep silently into the chicken run. The leaves of the Digitalis family are poisonus, since they contain digitalin, a potent drug which slows the heartbeat and is still used medicinally.
Common name(s): Strawberry Foxglove