A well-known stately plant with bright pink-purple flowers on tall spikes, good bee plant. It is a popular biennial for shaded places, perennial if the flower stems are cut back promptly to prevent seeding. Otherwise plants seed themselves freely, and the seedlings can be transplanted if they are in the way. It is handsome and easy to care for if watered well in dry weather, and looks spectacular at the back of a border.
One of the best flowers available for shade is foxglove (Digitalis)