Foxglove and Sweet William are frequently used together. Foxglove is not really a perennial but it generally sows itself and so is considered as one. You should not depend upon this, but sow seed in June in the kitchen garden, and transplant some of the seedlings in the Fall to the flower garden and some to a cold frame, where you can winter them and bring them along early in the Spring. When you set them out in the garden the plants will be large and vigorous and will bloom early. You might have a border of Sweet William in the kitchen garden where it will perpetuate itself without any worry on your part, and draft plants from it to the flower garden each Spring. If you do not wish to do this sow seed in drills in July, and transplant to beds in the kitchen garden the end of September, where they may be covered up for the Winter. Foxglove does well in the shade, but it may be planted in the sun with equal success. Do not use any of the fancy colours, the old purple and the white are the best. The colour range of Sweet William is wide; the dark reds are particularly fine and there are whites, pinks and a general variety.