Wordless Wednesday – Rusty Foxgloves: A new love affair


Digitalis ferruginea, the Rusty Foxglove – So furry and golden


More like molten honey, with some sunlight shining through


They start so discreetly, with their lips tucked in their mouths


Once open, they are irresistible to woolly carder bees (totally appropriate!). I’ve never seen these bees before, but they are coming in numbers to this plant

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Rusty Foxgloves: A new love affair

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    Very interesting marking inside. I have never seen such. Great shot of the bee, also.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I have a couple of these – so different from the hybrid D. purpurea, more natural looking and plays well in the garden.

  3. Tina says:

    Gorgeous–especially with the attached and attentive bee.

    • When the flowers first started I was a bit disappointed, because they looked very discreet, but once they are fully open they really come into their own … Plus I met a new type of bee, which was fun.

  4. atkokosplace says:

    They are beautiful! Looks like the bee is a fan too! 🙂

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