The Q&A Archives: Non-blooming Foxglove

Question: I purchased a foxglove plant 3 years ago, every year it makes leaves, but, never flowers. Is there any hope for this plant?

Answer: Your foxglove defies the definition of a foxglove! Digitalis, or foxglove, is a biennial and is supposed to grow vegetatively the first year, bloom the second year, then die. Perhaps it's unhappy in its present location. Foxglove do not like heat or drought, prefer part afternoon shade and cool, moist, rich soil. You might want to transplant it to a different location, and hold back on the fertilizer to encourage better performance.

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