Foxgloves are a well-known border plant, producing tall, upright spikes of tubular flowers. All parts are poisonous.
About 20 species can be found in Central Asia, northwest Africa and across Europe, including some species native to Britain. Some are evergreen perennials, and others are biennial, but all tend to be relatively short-lived.
All varieties grow well in average garden soil, providing it does not get too dry. They prefer a sunny position, but will tolerate light shade.