This seemed to me to be cottage garden planting density. Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.
Foxglove (digitalis purpurea), an old-fashioned flower. Folk names include folk's gloves, as people used to think fairies used the flowers for gloves. Gorgeous in an early summer border. Grows well in Northern California