Flowers - Foxglove


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The Foxglove flower (Digitalis purpurea) is a dramatic biennial. Produces towering 2'-3' spires of bell-shaped blossoms in shades of pink, purple, and white, often with contrasting speckles. Grows 3'-5' tall on sturdy stems with lance-shaped foliage. Perfect for a cottage garden.

Compounds found in the leaves are used to make the heart drug Digoxin, but the entire plant is poisonous and should not be ingested.

  • Life cycle: Biennial
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer
  • Attracts: Birds, hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Ambition, creativity, energy, insincerity, intuition, pride

SEED PLANTING TIPS

  • Botanical name: Digitalis purpurea
  • Hardiness zones: 4-9
  • Planting season: Spring, summer, fall
  • Days to maturity: 2nd year
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants:18"-24" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 20-30 days
  • Germination soil temps: 65F-70F
  • Soil types: Loamy, rich, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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