I have tried for years to grow Foxglove.
First at the Ontario cottage in a wooded area beside our path I learned the hard way they were not getting enough sun, so then I tried to naturalize them along the side of the road where would receive more sun but where they quickly became choked out by native Bracken without me there to help keep the ferns at bay.
Last year in Winnipeg I added them in two locations but "the coldest winter in living memory" turned them to mush.
Still I persist, inspired by the Assiniboine Park gardens where they bloom en-masse only a a five minute bike ride from my home.
This year in the Monet Garden I believe I have found the right combination of rich organic soil and enough sunlight. Let us hope that with some mulching they make it through our cold winters and their gorgeous spires return again next ear to provide much needed habitat for our bees.