Foxglove

Foxgloves are one of the flowers that attract hummingbirds © 2011 Stephanie Frey Photography
Foxglove Flower © 2011 Stephanie Frey Photography

Bloom Time: Summer
Zones: 3 – 9
Light: Sun to Part Shade

Most Foxgloves are actually biennial rather than perennial (which means they bloom the second year after they are planted and then die). However, they self-seed. So once you get them going they act like perennials.

Like Lupines, the flower stalks are generally taller than the leaves making it easier to see the hummingbirds enjoying the flowers.

Note: Foxglove is a poisonous plant so you may not want to plant it if you have pets or children who like to eat things they shouldn’t.

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