Digitalis spp. - Plant
Common name: common foxglove
Color: Strawberry pink, white, or purple
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in part shade. Prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils. Soil must not be allowed to dry out. A biennial or short-lived perennial which may be grown from seed sown directly in the garden in spring after threat of frost has passed for flowering the following year.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Caring for the foxglove plant should include keeping children and pets away, as all parts can be toxic when consumed.
- This may explain why deer and rabbits leave them alone.
- Hummingbirds are attracted by their nectar.
Tall spires provide striking color and good architectural height to the border and are particularly effective in front of dark backgrounds such as those provided by a wall or shrubs. Also effective in woodland gardens or naturalized areas.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
No serious insect or disease problems. Powdery mildew and leaf spot, if left untreated, can depreciate foliage considerably by early to mid-summer. Dense crowns may rot in soggy, poorly-drained winter soils. Potential insect pests include aphids, mealy bugs, slugs and Japanese beetle.
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