Gardens often hold secrets. I purchased a small foxglove plant May, 2013. Although it did not bloom as promised that year, the following year it had two beautiful spikes.
Fast forward seven years. This month I have been guarding a foxglove that appeared unexpectedly, scratching my head as to where it came from. It began opening 3 days ago.
When I could finally look inside I was able to match it to that long-forgotten one, Digitalis purpurea ‘Pam’s Choice’, back for a visit long overdue.
Water drops always make flowers even more intriguing. Sadly these are from my hand watering the garden yesterday. No rain to speak of for two months.)
I keep reading about plants turning up after years of absence and have myself noticed this happening… first with an Astrantia and then my Camassias! It is such a pretty flower, so glad it came back to say hello again!
How lucky to have those two return to your garden! I was happy to see the foxglove because I’ve had so much trouble keeping them.
Love it, did the blog help narrow the date? I am finding this happens a lot, when did I do this or that. And there it is on the blog. Lovely she returned for you after a long absence…any reason you can suss out?
Thanks I was happy to see the foxglove. Actually I used Apple’s Photos search. The blog search is helpful sometimes too.
What a nice surprise! Maybe the seeds bide their time until the moment is right.
Seeds are amazing aren’t they! Foxgloves are hard for me to grow.
How wonderful that your seeds decided to grow once more. Foxglove seed can lie dormant for many years until the circumstances are just right for them to germinate once more, it was obviously biding its time.
I’ve had so many foxgloves disappear after a year, I’d like to think those seeds will show up again!
Beautiful type of foxglove. They grow where they want.
Thanks! I’d love to figure out how to make them happy here.
Gosh, the prodigal foxglove! That white-purple combination is unusual and very pretty.
Truly. I hope to collect some seeds this time to keep it going.