Thursday, June 05, 2008

Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy'

I finally have some beautiful foxgloves growing and blooming this year. I tried them this year in the backyard. I started these from seed last spring and now they are blooming. Foxglove is native to S.W. and W. Central Europe. Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy' is a biennial and sometimes a perennial. Foxglove grows in a rosette form with large green leaves, sending a large 1-2 foot tall flower spike through the middle of the rosette Mid-Spring. 'Foxy' is generally used as an annual and will get up to 3 feet in height and should be spaced every 18" when planting. The individual flowers are white with purple to maroon spotting on the inside of the flower. Foxglove is a great plant to add height into the garden with its tall flower spikes.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4-8
Plant Use: Flowering Perennial
Exposure: Part Sun
Water Requirements: Medium

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