Hardy Native Biennial, usually of Hedgerows, Open Woodland and Wasteland, with tall, dense multiple flowered spires of purple flowers on tall, stout stems, above bold, downy foliage in June to September.
Height x Spread:
48 in (120 cm) x 18 in (45 cm)
Very attractive to Bumble Bees; and is also a food plant for the caterpillars of the Heath Fritillary Butterfly, Foxglove Pug and Lesser Yellow Underwing Moths.
Used to obtain Digitalin used in heart medicine, however in its fresh state the plant is POISONOUS.