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  • Biennial
  • Tubular, nodding flowers
  • Flowers late spring to summer
  • Thrives in moist, shady areas
  • Husky spires to 2m (6′) tall

Product Description

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Digitalis purpurea. Tubular, nodding flowers are often speckled and tumble on husky spires to 2m (6′) tall. They are welcome in the border, woodland, or whenever they randomly self-sow. Foxglove flowers late spring to summer, and may flower again from the tops of the stems in late summer or fall. Sow Foxgloves Digitalis seeds indoors in late winter for flowers the first year. Transplant to naturalize at the back of the border. Foxgloves thrive in moist, shady areas, but can stand full sun if they are kept watered. Each plant produces thousands of tiny seeds – to avoid self sowing, cut the stalks down as soon as flowering has finished.

All parts of the Foxglove plant are poisonous.


How to Grow Foxgloves

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Majestic yet unpretentious biennial plants for shady spots and cottage gardens.

Digitalis purpurea
Family: Plantaginaceae


Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to shade
Zone: 3-9

Direct sow outdoors after last frost for flowers the following year. In mild winter areas, direct sow in autumn as well. For flowers the first year, sow indoors very early, in December or January for transplanting 2-3 weeks before last frost. Seeds take 14-21 days to germinate. If starting indoors, provide bright light and a soil temperature of 15-18°C (60-65°F).

Sow on the surface. Space or transplant 45-60cm (18-24″) apart.

Water plants deeply on a regular basis. Cut off finished flowering stems to prevent self-sowing. Otherwise, expect foxgloves to naturalize around your garden. Foxgloves will languish in periods of heat and drought, so provide extra moisture during those times.

1 review for Foxgloves

  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Look great!

    Started mine indoors in Feb. Sadly, the few that came up died because of the cold snaps and the others just never came up. Around the end of April, I gave up on them and decided to throw the ones that didn’t come up into a corner of the garden.

    Just last week, I took a look and saw around 5 of them underneath some hollyhocks in the corner. They look exactly like the picture. Really happy. 🙂

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