From June to August this distinctive Spanish foxglove features burnt orange thimbleshaped flowers with maroon throats and recurved dusky yellow lips.
Happy in shade or sun, it thrives in poor soils and tolerates drought. It benefits from protection during winter, if there’s risk of waterlogging or long bouts of snow forecast.
This foxglove is incredibly easy to grow, and hardy to -10C. Either leave faded flowers until seeds mature, which you can harvest or leave on the plant to self-seed. Removing flower spikes after flowers fade will encourage secondary blooms.
Works well with
Mediterranean perennials such as salvias, santolinas, perovskias and lavenders.
How to buy
Buy three young plants for £8.99, six for £11.99 (save £5.99) or 12 for only £17.98. P&P £4.95. Supplied as young plants in 14 days. Order at gardenshop.telegraph.co.uk/ or call 0333 772 0325. Contract for supply of goods is with Hayloft Plants Ltd. Offer closes July 15 2016.