Digitalis purpurea | Common Foxglove
Foxglove is a large woodland/roadside wildflower that’s widely popular because of it’s dramatic form and color in the garden. Although its a biennial it acts as a perennial by self-seeding each year. Its best to direct sow seed outdoors during late winter/early spring rains. Foxgloves are drought tolerant, thrive in sandy, well-drained soil, and will tolerate full shade to full sun. Could benefit from midday shade in the hottest of areas.
The first year the plant grows a large rosette of foliage, and the following year will shoot up flower masts up to 6-7+ ft tall! A variety of pollinators including honeybees, bumblebees, hummingbirds, butterflies and moths find it hard to resist the tower of flowers. Deer and pest resistant.
All parts of this plant can be poisonous if ingested.
Sun exposure: Full shade to full sun
Mature height: 6-7+ft
Mature Width: 1 ft
Hardiness zones: 4-10