Varieties

Upward-Facing Trumpets: The Candy Mountain series 

Traditional foxgloves hold their trumpets down, so it’s hard to see the dramatic speckles in the throats of the flowers. The Candy Mountain foxglove is one of the first cultivars to hold the trumpet up for a much more dramatic view. Creek Hill offers: (from left to right) ‘Candy Mountain’, ‘Candy Mountain Peach’ and ‘Candy Mountain White’.

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First Year Blooms: The Dalmation Series

Most foxgloves are biennial plants. They require a year to mature and then they bloom in their second year. Dalmations are different because they bloom in their first year, so it takes half the time to reach the flower payoff. Creek Hill offers: (from left to right) Dalmation Purple’, ‘Dalmation White’ and ‘Dalmation Mix’.

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Extra Large Flower Spikes: The Polka Dot series

A three-foot flower spike is a sizable foxglove. The Polka Dot series was developed to produce substantial blooms on very large spikes. Although they look a lot like mertonensis, they feature pretty shades of rose and apricot not seen in the other cultivars. ‘Pippa’, in particular, is very flashy and avant-garde. Creek Hill offers: (from left to right) ‘Polka Dot Princess’ and ‘Polka Dot Pippa’.

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A Little Wilder

A foxglove garden that renews itself requires cultivars that self-sow easily. The technique is to plant self-seeders two years in a row so there will always be a generation blooming and a generation growing. Naturalizing foxgloves are a little wilder and hardier, and more open in their blooming style. They also compete well with grasses and other wild elements you’ll find in open plantings. Creek Hill offers: (from left to right) mertonensis and ‘Foxy’.

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