Hi again! I wonder if anyone can help me with this....I bought 2 fox gloves at the same time, from the same garden centre and planted them in the same bed at the same time. 1 shot up and was glorious before it dropped but the other, while its foliage looks lovely and healthy, it has yet to flower?
foxgloves are biennial, so seed sown this year will flower next year. During the 1st year they build up their root system and strength, then flower in spring the following year. Most then die, or may go on for another year with a few flowers. There are perennial foxgloves, but no idea if yours is.
Who knows when or how yours were started, so it'll be a waiting game. Rather late in the season to expect anything much this year now. You may get a little spire with a few flowers, but next year it should really go for it so look forward to a magnificent show next spring.
Foxgloves self seed all over the place, so it's easy to keep them going year after year. You wont necessarily get the same colour as the parent though.
What sort of foxglove is that? It doesn't look like any of mine
hmm - nor mine now you mention it...
flowers are right, but something about the leaves