Digitalis

Digitalis

Most foxglove species are biennial while a few grow as true perennials, though short-lived.  Foxgloves are hardy in zones 4-9.  Foxgloves have stately flowers carried on tall flower stalks. Many foxgloves have purple, white, yellow or pink colored flowers on 4-6’ stalks.  Foxglove leaves grow in large rosette clump close to the ground above which the flower stalks are held.  Foxglove plants are upright and vertical accents in the garden.  Foxgloves are about 5’ tall and 1’ wide.  Foxgloves prefer part shade and humis rich soil.  Cutting spent foxglove blooms will encourage repeat blooming. Some gardeners choose to leave the last flower stalks of the season because foxgloves will self-sow in the garden.  Other shade plants make great companions for the foxglove such as hellebores, astilbe, heuchera, camellia or hostas.

Specifications

  • Common Name: Foxglove
  • Zone: 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • Bloom: Late Spring | Early Summer | Summer
  • Growth: 18-24 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
  • Water: Average