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Foxglove

Botanical Name
Digitalis purpurea
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
2 to 6 feet
Width
1 to 2 feet
Flowers
Summer: purple, pink, white, salmon, yellow
Light
Partial shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Digitalis purpurea is a biennial and will reseed itself, therefore remaining in the garden like Hollyhocks
Problems
Powdery mildew, leaf spot, root and stem rots, aphids, Japanese beetle, mealy bug
Varieties
  • Excelsior Hybrids - flowers are borne around the spike, rather than on one side, 3-5'
  • Foxy - flowers the first summer, can be used as an annual, 30-40"
  • Apricot - 4-5', pastel peach flowers with purple spotting

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