Digitalis purpurea
(Common Foxglove)

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Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis purpurea is a showy wildflower with spotted, purplish-pink, bell-shaped flowers on tall stems. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds.

Digitalis purpurea blooms in early summer. It makes a nice companion plant for roses and June-blooming perennials like Campanula persicifolia and Dianthus barbatus. The long-stemmed flowers are great for cutting.

Digitalis purpurea is one of the few showy flowers for the shade garden. It's a biennial or short-lived perennial. Native to Europe. The plants are poisonous.

Also known as Common Foxglove. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-9. For the white version, see Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'.

height 3-4'

Sowing Digitalis purpurea Seeds

Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Or sow outdoors after the last frost. Sow on the surface. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 15".

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Digitalis purpurea
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