Wordless Wednesday – Rusty Foxgloves: A new love affair

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Digitalis ferruginea, the Rusty Foxglove – So furry and golden

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More like molten honey, with some sunlight shining through

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

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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! πŸ™‚

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