Digitalis purpurea

Common name: Foxglove

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Plant type Biennial, perennial
Height 3 to 3 feet
Spread 12 to 12 inches
Habit Upright
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 5
Heat zone
Sun Part shade to shade
Moisture Average to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Pink, purple, red, white
Flower season Late spring to mid summer
Flower size Medium
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time

Foxgloves are biennials and short lived perennials bearing tall spikes of tube shaped flowers above a rosette of foliage. Flowers come in colours of pink, purple, red and white with spots on the throat.

Digitalis requires a moist soil and shade to grow, Many types will freely self-seed. They can also be grown from seed sown in autumn.


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