03 June 2011

Foxglove

Pretty Pretty!


When I first replanted it.


In Full-bloom.
 Foxglove's scientific name is "Digitalis" which refers to the size of the flower bells and how easy they fit over the human finger.  However, what I find most interesting about Foxgloves is their biennial growing habit. 

Foxgloves do not bloom every year but spend the first year of their lives growing just the leaves of the plant and then send up the spike to bloom during the second summer of their lives.   

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