Fairy Thimbles, Goblin Gloves (Wales), Witches’ Gloves, Dead Men’s Bells (Scotland), Great Herb (Ireland), Folk’s Gloves, Foxesglew, Fox’s Music (Anglo-Saxon), Fairy Caps, Virgin’s Glove, Our Lady’s Gloves
About This Plant
With common names like “Fairy Thimbles” and “Witches’ Gloves”, one can only imagine the mystical and magical history of the whimsical, fascinating, and ultimately deadly Foxglove plant.
These beautiful plants are biennials, establishing and growing leaves in their first year and sending up large flower spikes their second. They are hardy in USDA zones 4 – 9. In warmer climates, they grow as annuals, completing their life cycle and forming seeds all within a year. In the coastal regions of the Read More