Zone: 4 to 8
Soil: loam to clay
Light: Full sun to part sun
Bloom colour: Pink or white
Bloom period: May to June
Height: 2 to 5 feet
Moisture:Usually medium to moist
Notes: This is one of my favourite exotic garden plants and who cannot be struck by the stately tower of flowers on top of this plant. It fits in wonderfully into a cottage garden or an informal shade garden. It is a biennial, but it can reseed itself under the right conditions. Foxgloves come from Europe and they have become naturalised in parts of Canada. They should not be allowed in unmanaged gardens. They do well in acidic organic soil and clay soil. The leaves are large and hairy, and they form a basal rosette. The individual flowers are attractive to bumblebees. Foxglove is best planted at the back of a border in groupings, which will impress visitors and encourage reseeding. It is best to treat this plant as an annual because subsequent flowering is often poor. If you have a well drained soil, choose Great Blue Lobelia as a native alternative.
I have read that these plants (presumably the pink varieties) attract hummingbirds, but I have not been able to personally verify this.