Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Seeds

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Seeds


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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seeds for the home gardener.

aka Lady’s glove


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Description :

Foxglove is easily grown in moderate, moist but well-drained soils in full sun. This plant is characterized by its bunched purple/pink tubular flowers and can grow anywhere from 2 – 6 feet tall. Foxglove is usually grown as an eye-catching addition to flower gardens. It is also grown for distillation for the heart medication Digitalis. It is highly toxic, and is not recommended for ingestion or medicinal use without close supervision, as its medicinal dose is extremely close to its lethal dose.

Type: Biennial
Family:  Plantaginaceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  3-9
Mature Height: 3-6 feet
Mature Width: 12 inches

Sowing: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost; can direct sow in early Summer.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Fuzzy
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Purple/pink tubular flowers

Special Properties: TOXIC- DO NOT INGEST, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant


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