|Latin Name: Digitalis purpurea|
Britains native foxglove can reach a height of 1.8m. It is a biennial or short-lived perennial which has soft, felt-like leaves and a strong stem that can carry dozens of tubular flowers. Flowers June - September. The flowers which are tubular, about 40mm - 50mm in length, and droop downwards. They are usually rosy purple or occassionaly white. They are usually spotted along the inside bottom of the tube. Garden cultivars are sometimes found in the wild.
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