How to Draw a Foxglove Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Foxglove Flower in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Foxglove Flower.

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How to Draw a Foxglove Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First draw the center of the flower by drawing to small circles.

Step 2: Next draw the petals by drawing a long downward petal with a circle at the bottom of each petal.

Step 3: Then draw the leaves which should be below the flowers and each leaf should be long pointed leaf with a bend in the middle.

Step 4: Lastly draw the stem which is a staight line from the bottom of the flower down throught the leaves.

Interesting Facts about Foxgloves

Foxgloves are tall purple flowers that look like stacks of bell shaped flowers. They take two years for them to grow into the spikey plants in pictures. Foxgloves can grow to 50 or 150 centimeters tall. They grow in sunny fields and can be purple, white or pink. Sometimes the petals have spots, when they finish flowering, a gardener can trim back the main stem. This will help it grow more later on and stop the seeds from making the flower patch bigger. Sometimes seeds get place you don’t want them.

Did you know?

  • Foxgloves are poisonous.
  • An old European legend says that fairies gave foxglove as a gift to a fox so he could muffle his footsteps.
  • A foxglove stem produces 20 to 80 flowers per stem.
  • Foxglove has been used in folk medicine to cure sore throats.
  • People used foxglove as a heart medicine, but know there are safer medicines for heart problems.

Activity: Find a telling of the legend of foxglove. Then ask your class to draw what they think the scene with the fairies giving the fox a gift would look like. Put out some drawing paper, some crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Let each student illustrate the story for you.